It’s been nearly 10 months since an eastbound lane of Colorado Boulevard on the border of Eagle Rock and Pasadena was blocked off after large cracks appeared and sections of the concrete pavement began to sink. While some cracks have been filled in with asphalt and a section of the right lane reopened, city engineers have determined that it is going to take a lot more work and money to repair the damage from a nearly one-third-mile long sinkhole. In a report issued last week, the Bureau of Engineering recommended that the City Council spend $432,000 to hire an “emergency on-call contractor” to replace the pavement and “subgrade” on Colorado Boulevard.
Don’t expect work crews to show up any time soon to fix the pavement. The report notes that it will take about 16 weeks to finish the necessary plans and hire a contractor. The report, which did not explain what caused the sinkhole, and recommendation has been referred to the City Council’s Public Works Committee for review.