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Harrisburg City Council to get loan to repair sinkholes

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Harrisburg City Council has approved a loan application that will help repair two major sinkholes in the city. The move allows the mayor to file the paperwork with the state for the loan.

The $1.7 million loan from PENNVEST will be for what Councilman Brad Koplinski said is a low interest rate of around two percent.

It will finance the repair of a sinkhole on Woodbine Street between Second and Fourth Streets along with a hole near the intersection of Fourth and Maclay Streets.

"I expect them to be really squared away by, I'd say June 1st," said Koplinski. "To make sure that work gets done, the money gets in and we can have our streets back up to good shape."

Koplinski said the work at Fourth and Maclay is about 75 percent done, but is not as far on Woodbine.

The mayor had told us that PENNVEST wouldn't consider the city's loan offer unless the 2011 audit was completed. She said that should be completed by mid-May.

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