Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sinkhole Closes One Lane on SR-118 in Ventura

FINAL UPDATE: All lanes were opened at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April. 14. 

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.