The first thing I thought of when I heard about this is that new NBC-TV show La Brea where a huge sinkhole opens up in the middle of Los Angeles and a bunch of people fall through it to another dimension.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the City of Texarkana, Texas are working together to repair a sinkhole on U.S. Highway 67 between Pine and Olive Streets in Texarkana.

Lanes were blocked off Saturday night on Highway 67 for the safety of the traveling public. Crews with TxDOT have determined the outside, open lane is safe for travel, as the safety of the traveling public is their number one priority.

The cause was determined to be a cracked pipe that is no longer in use. Texarkana Water Utilities has agreed to repair and reinforce the pipe. TxDOT will fill the area around the pipe and repave the area. Work is scheduled to get underway on Tuesday, Oct. 12, and should take a week to complete. Weather conditions could affect the work schedule, so it is subject to change.

Be advised of more road work underway in the area.

  • I-30 – From FM 989 to AR State Line, reconstructing and widening highway. Motorists should watch for trucks and equipment pulling onto the interstate
  • SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges
  • SH 98 – At Anderson Creek, bridge replacement. All traffic is restricted to one lane with signal lights controlling traffic through the work zone

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