The number one lane of eastbound SR-118 between SR-126 and Telephone Road is expected to remain closed until Thursday, April 16. Motorists should consider alternative routes and avoid this area.
The sinkhole was caused by a leak from a reinforced concrete drainage pipe joint. Water inside the pipe will be removed, the break will be patched, and the void will be filled with concrete slurry.
A contractor has been hired to repair the pipe and maintain traffic control.
The top of the 10'X10' and five-feet deep sinkhole was found by a Caltrans maintenance crew member on Monday, April 13 at 11 a.m.