NMDOT shares update on I-40 sinkhole repairs

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Department of Transportation shared an update on a massive sinkhole along I-40. The damage happened earlier this week after monsoon rains washed out part of the concrete.

An NMDOT rep said crews backfilled the sinkhole and then poured concrete Friday. Once the concrete cures, crews can focus on repaving the shoulder of eastbound I-40.

There’s still no date for when their work will be done. Officials say it depends on if the weather will cooperate.

Here is the full update from NMDOT:

“Today crews focused on dewatering the floor of the channel and the sinkhole on the shoulder of eastbound I-40.  They then backfilled the hole in the channel and filled the sinkhole with concrete.  Crews are currently waiting for the concrete to cure.  Once that takes place, paving operations will begin on I-40 eastbound to complete repairs to the shoulder. Once the eastbound lanes of I-40 are open, crews will then move to westbound I-40 and complete the necessary repairs to get that lane open as well. All work is weather permitted, and crews will continue to work to get lanes open once it is safe.”