All lanes of Renton Ave N. are back open after a 15-foot deep sinkhole forced a closure in both directions on Wednesday.
Crews worked overnight Wednesday and Thursday to repair the sinkhole that appeared as “a deceptively small initial hole in the concrete,” according to Renton Emergency Management. However, there was a much larger hole underneath Rainier Avenue.
Here’s the scene of the #Renton #sinkhole on Rainier Ave N this morning. Work continues to repair the issue, it’s a big project! Not ETA for re-opening the road yet, but we'll share it when we know it. Thanks to our amazing @CityofRenton Public Works crews! pic.twitter.com/37lelHIwzf— Renton EM (@RentonEM) February 8, 2018
Crews dug up the roadway across all lanes Thursday in an attempt to fix the sinkhole.
A pipe underneath the roadway was completely rotted out, according to a Renton spokesperson. It also kept crumbling as crews dig further out to find a solid portion of the pipe.
The pipe was repaired and the sinkhole was filled Friday morning. Renton Emergency Management tweeted the road paved and back open Friday evening.