Calgary

Crowchild Trail sinkhole to cause afternoon commute delays despite work to open more lanes

The city says it is working to have more southbound lanes of Crowchild Trail south of 26th Avenue S.W. open for the Friday afternoon commute after a sinkhole forced crews to reduce traffic to one lane during the morning rush.

Motorists should still expect delays and plan alternate routes, city says

The city tweeted later on Friday that crews will try to get one more lane of traffic open for the afternoon rush. (CBC)

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'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. 

A sinkhole on Crowchild Trail prompted officials to close two southbound lanes south of the 26th Avenue S.W. overpass. The city's traffic camera at 33rd Avenue shows traffic moving slowly from the north early Friday morning. (City of Calgary)

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