The Alton School Board has approved the agreement to begin work on the underlying problem behind the sinkhole at Alton Middle School. The 50 / 50 split in cost will address repair of the storm sewer line that runs underneath the parking lot at the school.
The actual hole was fixed recently, but the problem of a collapsed culvert, which precipitated the hole, was likely part of an aging infrastructure, according to School District Director of Financial Services Chris Norman.
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Once the sewer work is done, the district will resurface the entire parking lot, hopefully in time for school to begin next fall according to Norman.