BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Department of Transportation estimates it will cost $18.5 million to repair a street collapse.
The landslide followed an April 30 storm that delivered roughly five inches of rain. It swallowed eight cars, trees, a street lamp and a large swath of sidewalk, and buried the railroad tracks below in debris.
The department said Tuesday it has received approval for an $18.5 million allotment from the city's finance department to go toward installing a temporary retaining wall, constructing a permanent wall and engineering costs. The original wall that collapsed was owned by freight company CSX Corp.