rt 72 slide tall

In case you haven’t encountered it yet, recent heavy rain contributed to this pavement slide on Route 72 about seven miles south of Coeburn. Repair costs are estimated at $300,000 to $500,000, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Repairs will involve digging 20-30 feet into the embankment to establish solid material, then backfilling on top of the solid material. VDOT anticipates starting that work in about three to four weeks.