ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Officials have reduced I-40 to one lane in both direction about 20 miles west of Albuquerque at To”hajiilee until NMDOT can repair a sinkhole.
They say the approximately 20-feet deep sinkhole was caused by heavy rainfall over the last few days.
Passing lanes in both directions will be closed until the repair is made. NMDOT is also securing I-40 and will barricade the sinkhole with concrete wall barrier to protect the public.
“NMDOT is committed to protecting the traveling public and will continue monitoring all roadways during these predicted rainstorm events over the next few days,” said Anthony Lujan, Deputy Secretary of Operations, NMDOT.
Work is expected to last throughout the weekend.
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