A sinkhole which opened in one of Benson Boulevard’s lanes just west of a busy West Anchorage intersection is under repair, as state road crews expect the work to continue into next week.

Workers using excavators Saturday began to dig up the sinkhole, which opened May 24 on Benson between Lois and Minnesota drives. The 5-foot-wide, 15-foot-deep hole had state crews lowering cameras into nearby manholes to determine how material beneath Benson had washed away.

State road crews started work on Saturday, June 2, 2018 to repair a sinkhole on Benson Boulevard just west of Minnesota Drive. (Credit: Dave Leval/KTVA)

Benson’s one-way eastbound traffic was reduced to one lane by the project, which is expected to take until Tuesday.

 
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Dave Leval contributed information to this story.

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