Engineers ask city to pour money into Eagle Rock sinkhole

It’s been nearly 10 months since an eastbound lane of  Colorado Boulevard on the border of Eagle Rock and Pasadena  was blocked off after large cracks appeared and sections of the concrete pavement began to sink. While some cracks have been filled in with asphalt and a section of the right lane reopened, city engineers have determined that it is going to take a lot more work and money to repair the damage from a nearly one-third-mile long sinkhole. In a report issued last week, the Bureau of Engineering recommended that the City Council spend $432,000 to hire an “emergency on-call contractor”  to replace the pavement and “subgrade” on Colorado Boulevard.

Don’t expect work crews to show up any time soon to fix the pavement. The report  notes that it will take about 16 weeks to finish the necessary plans and hire a contractor. The report, which did not explain what caused the sinkhole, and recommendation has been referred to the City Council’s Public Works Committee for review.


  1. $432,000 to fix the sinkhole? Ouch! That stretch of Colorado is not that busy — and narrows to one lane anyways just a bit east of there.

  2. Thanks Eastsider for the info. 10 months? How about more like a year? Seriously, it was after the heavy rainstorms of early 2011 that this sinkhole appeared. At times it looks like the city had abandoned that stretch of Colorado Blvd. the street is important connector between Pasadena and LA. What has our councilman have to say about this?

  3. What happened to our own city street maintenance department – that’s where our taxes are supposed to be going. Or perhaps as another commenter said they should just narrow that stretch to one lane permanently.

  4. I don’t think it caused any problems to lose that lane, and it sure makes it nicer to bike along. What a waste of money.

Post a Comment

Please keep your comments civil and on topic and refrain from personal attacks. The moderator reserves the right to edit or delete any comments. The Eastsider's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy apply to comments submitted by readers. Required fields are marked *