ALDOT Hwy 280 - Stormwater Magazine

Stopping a 40-foot sinkhole to save a highway

by Barbara Hesselgrave

Flooding, sinkholes, danger, suspense, a race against time, and Mother Nature--this story is not the latest adventure film served up by Hollywood, but it could be! In 2013, the real-life saga of the stormwater pipe collapse of Birmingham's Highway 280, one of Alabama's busiest roadways, has every element to rival an action blockbuster.

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