Big Spring Park East repairs done, new sidewalks going in

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A project to fix problems from sinkholes in Big Spring Park East is moving into the final stages.

City officials say the repair work is complete and now crews are working on installing the sidewalks.

The problem showed up sometime in May in a pretty big section of the park between Huntsville City Hall and the old Central Bank building.

The sealed-off area included Big Spring, Huntsville’s original water source, and part of the adjoining canal.

City officials said the problem was that water had been escaping for several years beneath the aging concrete walls that line the Big Spring basin, causing sinkholes to form.

The city took months to come up with a design to fix it and got started in September.

This week, workers began relaying bricks by the bridge that crosses over the canal towards Huntsville Utilities.

City officials estimated the repairs to cost a couple hundred thousand dollars.

Crews plan to have it fixed by Thanksgiving.

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