Sinkhole on I-215 requires week of repairs

A sinkhole in I-215 eastbound, at about 3500 South, will be repaired over the coming week. Photo: Twitter/UDOT

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah, Feb. 13, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A sinkhole that opened up on Interstate 215 East, northbound, near 3500 South on the east bench, will take crews about a week to repair, according to information from the Utah Department of Transportation.

The sinkhole, described as about 4 feet deep and 8 feet wide as of Sunday, was probably caused by a combination of factors, including a damaged drainage pipe and multiple snow and rainstorms this winter, according to department information.

Crews will replace the damaged pipe with one made of concrete, to direct water away from the interstate.

Due to closure of the left lane, drivers in the area should expect delays of 10 to 15 minutes or consider taking an alternative route, according to UDOT spokesman John Gleason. Expect the road to be most congested during the morning commute, he said.

Drivers are not in danger, he added.


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