|Published:||Jan 22, 2013 12:53 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 22, 2013 12:57 PM EST|
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - A sewage line break that caused a sinkhole in a Lehigh Acres roadway has been fixed, though additional repairs to the pavement are needed.
Starting Monday morning, part of Homestead Road was closed to traffic near the intersection with Leeland Heights Boulevard, after the road started sagging over the leak.
Crews contracted by Florida Governmental Utility Authority worked overnight to patch the broken pipe. An asphalt patch is still needed where the hole was filled.
In the meantime, the road is open and safe for traffic.
FGUA is waiting for the gravel in the sinkhole to settle and for final approval from the Department of Transportation before it lays down asphalt.
Final repairs are expected before the end of the week, and could prompt further lane closures. Roadwork is expected in the evening hours, however, to cut down on impact to drivers.