Crews Start Process of Fixing Moraga Sinkhole 16 Months After Opening

Crews on Monday kicked off repair work at the site of a gaping sinkhole in Moraga roughly 16 months after the crater opened.

The process of filling the 20-foot-long, 15-foot-deep hole, which ruptured a gas line back in March 2016, has been delayed as a result of red tape and funding issues. The repair work is expected to be completed in October.

Aside from the filling the hole itself, engineers have to remove and replace a large section of culvert that was damaged. That culvert is 8 feet tall and nearly 50 yards in length.

Rheem Boulevard will be closed Tuesday and remain closed through October while the repair work is completed.

More than $3 million in federal funding is being used for the project. 

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