UPDATED: Portion of northbound Hwy 133 in Carbondale being detoured overnight due to sinkhole | PostIndependent.com

UPDATED: Portion of northbound Hwy 133 in Carbondale being detoured overnight due to sinkhole

Colorado Department of Transportation crews inspect a sinkhole that formed beneath the northbound lane of Colorado Highway 133 in Carbondale on Wednesday afternoon.
John Stroud/Post Independent

Colorado Department of Transportation crews are continuing to assess and repair a large sinkhole on Colorado Highway 133 in Carbondale, which was to have northbound traffic detoured onto side streets through Wednesday night.

The sinkhole occurred two blocks south of the intersection of Highway 133 and Main Street, at Euclid Avenue.

CDOT crews discovered the hole around 1 p.m. Wednesday and implemented a safety detour for northbound traffic. Southbound traffic was not affected, but the sinkhole was being monitored overnight to see if it grows in size. 

The sinkhole was dry, and measured approximately 15 feet in diameter by 12 feet deep, CDOT Region 3 spokeswoman Elise Thatcher said. If the sinkhole expands overnight, southbound Highway 133 traffic will also be detoured for safety, she said.

“At this time a cause is unclear, and CDOT will continue to work with internal and external experts to determine the source,” according to a press release.

On Thursday morning, CDOT crews are to tamp down the hole and repave the section.

“The goal is to reopen that section of northbound CO 133 by Friday, if not sooner,” CDOT said in the release. 

In the meantime, northbound motorists should plan for an additional 10 minutes due to the detour onto side streets in the area, CDOT said.

A section of northbound Colorado Highway 133 in Carbondale is being detoured due to a sinkhole.
Courtesy CDOT


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