Sewer line collapse causes 3-foot sinkhole in Champaign
CHAMPAIGN — Barricades have been placed around a sinkhole that developed Tuesday afternoon in downtown Champaign.
Kris Koester, administrative services supervisor for Champaign public works, said a storm sewer line collapsed at about 3 p.m. Tuesday, causing everything above the line, including part of the intersection of Church and State streets, to sink down.
Koester said the sinkhole is 3 feet wide and 4 feet deep.
According to Koester, barricades were placed around the sinkhole shortly after public works crews learned about it from Champaign police officers.
Koester said no detours will be needed. A contractor has been called to the scene to make repairs, but Koester wasn't sure on Tuesday afternoon how long it would take before the work is completed.