Crowchild Trail sinkhole to cause afternoon commute delays despite work to open more lanes
Motorists should still expect delays and plan alternate routes, city says
The city says it is working to have two out of three southbound lanes of Crowchild Trail in southwest Calgary open for the Friday afternoon commute after a sinkhole forced crews to reduce traffic to one lane during the morning rush.
Two of the southbound lanes on Crowchild Trail south of the 26th Avenue S.W. overpass were closed late Thursday because of a sinkhole that's forming in the road, city officials say.
Motorists should still try to avoid the area and expect major traffic delays if they are travelling on that route, the city tweeted Friday afternoon.
There will still be lane closures for the afternoon commute but we are working on having two southbound lanes open. Motorists should expect traffic delays and take an alternate route if possible.—@yyctransport
There's no word on when the problem will be fixed and all the lanes reopened.
City crews are still trying to determine what to do about what they are calling a sink depression at the Crowfoot LRT parking lot that emerged earlier this week.
Three vehicles that had to be left in the lot when crews cordoned off the indentation were safely removed on Thursday.
There is still no word on when crews will be excavating the surface, but a city spokesperson said it could be as early as next week.
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