TXDOT says work on West 7th Street sinkhole to being Oct. 12

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TEXARKANA — The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) says work on the sinkhole on West 7th Street between Olive and Pine Streets is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Oct. 12.

The transportation department, which is working with the City of Texarkana, Texas, says it should take a week to complete, although weather conditions could affect the work schedule.

TXDOT says the cause was a cracked pipe that is no longer in use. Texarkana Water Utilities will repair and reinforce the pipe, according to TXDOT, who will then fill the area around the pipe and repave the area.

Traffic lanes were blocked out Saturday night on West 7th Street for the safety of the traveling public. The open lane is safe for travel, according to the transportation department.