UPDATE: Crews finish filling Blue Diamond mines

UPDATE APRIL 30: Workers have finished sealing the abandoned mines near Fort Apache and Blue Diamond roads.

UPDATE APRIL 3: Crews have begun filling the mines near Blue Diamond and Fort Apache roads.

ORIGINAL STORY: Residents may see construction crews at a series of mines near Blue Diamond and Fort Apache roads starting on Monday.

State officials say that about 40 of the mines have become a public safety hazard and need to be filled in.

The first few days will involve construction crews grading to make the dirt roads passable. The fill-in work on the mines won't happen until later in the week.

Project coordinators say the fill-in project will not impact any trails in the area.

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