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Repair work begins on downtown Texarkana sinkhole

by Lori Dunn | October 12, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.
The sinkhole on West Seventh Street near the intersection with Pine Street is being repaired. A cavity caused by water erosion, much larger than the visible hole at the surface, has formed beneath the pavement. (Staff photo by Karl Richter)

TEXARKANA, Texas -- The Texas Department of Transportation and the City of Texarkana, Texas are working together to repair the sinkhole on West Seventh Street.

The sinkhole is located between Pine and Olive streets.

The cause was determined to be a cracked pipe that is no longer in use. Texarkana Water Utilities has agreed to repair and reinforce the pipe. TxDOT will fill the area around the pipe and repave the area, said Heather Deaton, spokeswoman for TxDOT.

Work is scheduled to get underway today and should take a week to complete.

Lanes were blocked off Saturday night for the safety of the traveling public. Crews with TxDOT have determined the outside, open lane is safe for travel, Deaton said.

Weather conditions could affect the work schedule, which is therefore subject to change.

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