Downtown sinkhole repairs should be done Sunday, utility says

A downtown Indianapolis intersection that has been closed since July 4 because of a massive sinkhole is expected to reopen on Sunday, Citizens Energy Group announced Wednesday.

The utility said crews have been working 24 hours a day at the intersection of Ohio and Pennsylvania streets to repair a century-old sewer line that collapsed 15 feet beneath the surface.

“Completing the repair of the 24-inch diameter sewer line has been complicated by the need to protect other utility lines located both above and below the collapsed sewer, including electric, steam, chilled water and multiple telecommunications lines,” Citizens said in a written statement. “Assuming the repair work continues to progress well, the intersection is scheduled to reopen on Sunday.”

About 40,000 vehicles typically travel through the intersection on a daily basis.

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