HILLSBORO, Ill. – The road that was affected by a sinkhole in April of this year has now been partially reopened. Illinois 185, just southeast of Hillsboro, is now a one-lane road.

A 50-foot-wide sinkhole opened next to the road on the weekend of April 10-12. DroneFOX footage showed the massive sinkhole near the entrance to Deer Run Mine.


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“We were notified Friday of the sinkhole situation,” said Kevin Schott, director of the Emergency Management Agency in Montgomery County, in a past interview with FOX 2. “This highway goes between Hillsboro and Coffeen. Hillsboro is the county seat. Graham Correctional Center sits just past where this sinkhole is, and it is a big employer of the county. So yes, this is a very traveled highway.”

Traffic will be controlled using temporary signals. Drivers should be cautious when traveling through this area or continue using alternate routes.

This video is from a FOX 2 report from April 15.