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Updated: 04/14/2018 10:18:00AM

Neighbors want county action on ‘sinkhole’

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PHOTO BY GREG GILES

A sinkhole opened up recently on Highland Circle in the Mission Valley subdivision. Hand made caution signs and traffic cones with caution tape warn approaching vehicle to pass at their own risk.

PHOTO BY GREG GILES

Sarasota County staked out an area around the Mission Valley sinkhole that encompasses an area all the way across Highland Circle.

PHOTO BY GREG GILES

The Mission Valley sinkhole on Highland Circle is too big for garbage trucks to pass and too dangerous for mail to be delivered.

PHOTO BY GREG GILES

A sinkhole opened up recently on Highland Circle in the Mission Valley subdivision. Hand made caution signs and traffic cones with caution tape warn approaching vehicle to pass at their own risk.

PHOTO BY GREG GILES

A sinkhole opened up recently on Highland Circle in the Mission Valley subdivision. Hand made caution signs and traffic cones with caution tape warn approaching vehicle to pass at their own risk.

PHOTO BY GREG GILES

Sarasota County staked out an area around the Mission Valley sinkhole that encompasses an area all the way across Highland Circle.

PHOTO BY GREG GILES

Sarasota County staked out an area around the Mission Valley sinkhole that encompasses an area all the way across Highland Circle.

PHOTO BY GREG GILES

The Mission Valley sinkhole on Highland Circle is too big for garbage trucks to pass and too dangerous for mail to be delivered.

PHOTO BY GREG GILES

The Mission Valley sinkhole on Highland Circle is too big for garbage trucks to pass and too dangerous for mail to be delivered.

By GREG GILES

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It’s been almost one month since homeowners on Highland Circle in the Mission Valley subdivision off Laurel Road awoke to find what appears to be a sinkhole opening partly on their roadway.

The road, which dead ends at a circle, is home to 14 large-lot residential homes. Some delivery companies with larger vehicles won’t chance traveling past the area.

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