A small sinkhole that shut down southbound Pacific Coast Highway at Channel Drive near Seventh Street on Monday is now expected to be completely repaired by late tonight and the street reopened by Thursday morning, officials said.
The city updated residents using Alert Long Beach of the new expected reopening time. It was originally expected to be reopened by 4 p.m. Wednesday.
A spokeswoman for Public Works said Caltrans is working on the repairs that include excavating and replacing a damaged pipe.
Alternate routes include taking southbound Bellflower Boulevard to Loynes Drive and back to PCH or taking Channel Drive to Bixby Village to Loynes Drive and back to PCH.
#LongBeach: The southbound lanes of PCH between Loynes Dr and Channel Dr are closed until further notice due to a sinkhole that has developed. Caltrans will issue an update on the repair of the road. Seek alternate routes! pic.twitter.com/u7Mz4bI6yP
— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) April 30, 2019
— LB Public Works (@LBPublicWorks) April 30, 2019
Southbound PCH from Channel to Loynes remains closed. Crews worked overnight to excavate the damaged pipe – work is ongoing. We will provide more updates as we receive them. #LBalert pic.twitter.com/g1QoWlfSN0
— LB Public Works (@LBPublicWorks) May 1, 2019
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