Update - SR-126 opened Saturday, June 1.
Today's Date: May 31, 2013
District 7: Los Angeles & Ventura Counties
Contact: Patrick Chandler
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sinkhole Closes Eastbound Telegraph Road (SR-126) – Update #2
Fillmore - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) continues to keep eastbound lanes of Telegraph Road (SR-126) closed due to a sinkhole. Crews poured three trucks worth of concrete slurry into a void under the intersection of SR-126 and Central Avenue.
The cause remains unknown. The highway will remain closed into the weekend.
Once the eastbound lanes are stabilized after the slurry hardens, steel plates will be placed on top of the repaired lanes and westbound traffic will be shifted onto the eastbound lanes. Crews will begin excavating the westbound lanes to pour slurry into any additional voids that may be present.
Eastbound traffic will be detoured at A Street (SR-23) onto River Street and back onto SR-126 at Mountain View Street.
Signed detours are in place. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes around the area.
Eastbound SR-126 was closed at Central Avenue after the pavement gave way at approximately 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 30.
Caltrans advised motorists to Slow For the Cone Zone and Move Over.