River Road sinkhole to be repaired by May 7

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Repairs to the sinkhole on River Road are expected to be complete by Tuesday, May 7. The sinkhole appeared Tuesday on River Road between 86th and 96th Streets.

Contractors assessed the damage Thursday. River Road will reopen to traffic once the repairs are complete Tuesday, provided the weather does not delay work.

To avoid a repeat of the problem, the contractor will continue work that focuses on the foundation of the bridge without obstructing traffic. That work is scheduled to be complete by May 31, 2013. This is estimated to cost $50,000.