City tries to get to the bottom of Eagle Rock sinkhole*

One of the eastbound traffic lanes of  Colorado Boulevard on the border of Eagle Rock and Pasadena has been blocked since August after large cracks appeared and sections of the concrete pavement began to sink. City officials blame a nearly one-third-mile long sinkhole for undermining the pavement, forcing the closure of a 145-foot-long stretch of the right lane in front of homes and small office buildings. This week, Councilman Jose Huizar introduced a motion asking city engineers to undertake a sinkhole study and report back with possible fixes:

The Bureau of Engineering has recommended that a study be conducted in order to examine the sink hole. Because Colorado Boulevard is a concrete street it is possible that previous work on the street may not have been completed and that may be causing tension and cracks along the street. Another possible source of the sink hole may be a replacement of a water main.

They better hurry. Sections of the pavement have already sagged more than two inches in some places.

* Correction: A previous version of this post said that the City Council was scheduled to vote on the motion on Friday, Sept. 28.  That’s wrong. As Eagle Rock Patch points out, the motion will first be reviewed by the City Council’s Public Works Committee.

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  1. This lane has actually been blocked since this past Dec/Jan after all the rains. We are now approaching almost a year of this being blocked off!!

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