NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Another large chunk of roadway opened up in New Orleans today – the third one in less than a week.
Officials with the city’s Sewerage and Water Board said the latest sinkhole happened at 800 Taft Place in Mid-City. They said work to repair the hole will begin tomorrow if weather permits.
The first sinkhole formed Thursday on Constantinople Street between Tchoupitoulas and the Mississippi River after heavy rains. Sewerage and Water Board spokesman Robert Jackson said crews have filled the sinkhole and repaired the water and drainage lines under the road.
Now, they’re just waiting on favorable weather to backfill the hole and pour the asphalt.
Friday afternoon, another gaping hole opened up on Canal Street near Harrah’s Casino. It happened on top of an inactive underground tunnel.
That sinkhole, according to Mayor Mitch Landrieu, will cost $3 million – $5 million and could take up to six months to fix.