UPDATE: Victory Drive re-opened following sinkhole repairs - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

UPDATE: Victory Drive re-opened following sinkhole repairs

(Source: Terry Jefferson/WTVM) (Source: Terry Jefferson/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – All lanes of Victory Dr. have now been re-opened following sinkhole repairs.

On Thursday, Jan. 15 Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson posted the good news on her Twitter page: 

All 6-lanes of traffic are back to normal and the detour routes are no longer needed. 

According to Steve Davis with Columbus Water Works, the excavation was between 25 to 30 feet deep, and the Georgia Department of Transportation requested asphalt milling in conjunction with paving. It took around two weeks to complete the repairs 

The sinkhole, which opened up on Saturday, Jan. 2, is across the street from the National Guard Armory, and officials are directing traffic accordingly.

The Columbus Water Works issued a statement Jan. 2 explaining what happened

A 24-inch sanitary sewer main has collapsed on Victory Drive across from the National Guard Armory causing the east bound lane to be temporarily closed. Columbus Water Works is currently coordinating the repair of the sewer main and the road.  The sewage in the pipe was contained in the cave-in and is flowing back into the sanitary sewer so that no sewage reaches any of the state waterways.  

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