Illinois 185 Closed: Engineers Assess Expanding Sinkhole Between Hillsboro and Coffeen


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Hillsboro, IL – Traffic rerouted as Illinois 185 faces unexpected closure due to a widening sinkhole, causing concern among motorists and local residents. 

The segment of the road between Hillsboro and Coffeen has become perilous for travel, leading to the immediate shutdown by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Officials have reported a noticeable increase in the sinkhole’s diameter, prompting a full evaluation by a geotechnical consultant. 

In light of the unfolding situation, IDOT advises travelers to seek alternative routes until the road can be deemed safe. Further details and safety advisories are expected as the investigation progresses.


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