Stephen Ellison

Repair Work on Moraga Sinkhole Set to Begin July 17

After more than a year since a massive sinkhole opened up in Moraga, crews are set to begin repair work later this month, city officials said.

Pounding rains caused the sinkhole to open up at Rheem Boulevard and Center Street in March 2016. Moraga public works says red tape connected to $3 million in federal funds has held up work until now.

Repairs are scheduled to begin July 17.

People who live in the area aren’t exacty thrilled, though, because it means more road closures, detours and delays.

"It was a hassle," resident Ruben Galindo said. "Don't know where you're going block it off. Where do you go now?"

The work is expected to stretch into October.

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