Intersection scheduled to reopen after sinkhole repairs

Mike Koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoA PG&E crew inspects a sinkhole at Lake Street and Sixth Avenue in the Richmond district of San Francisco that formed Wednesday morning.

The Richmond district intersection where a large sinkhole formed during rainy weather last week has reopened to traffic, days before another storm is forecast to hit the Bay Area, according to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

The 20-by-20-foot sinkhole has closed off the roadway at Sixth Avenue and Lake Boulevard since Dec. 3. SFPUC crews worked Monday to install new sections of sewer pipe in the 10-to-40-foot-deep depression and complete roadway restoration is expected by the end of the week, dependent on weather.

Crews will be constructing an additional manhole Tuesday near the intersection, which will not affect the use of the intersection or sewer service, the SFPUC said.

A new manhole was installed on Friday, and permanent water and gas repairs were completed on Saturday. All utility services continue to be uninterrupted.

Residents and delivery trucks have full access to the area.

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