10-foot low sinkhole closes NB GW Parkway for subsequent several days

Both northbound lanes of a George Washington Parkway will sojourn sealed for a subsequent several days from Virginia 123, Chain Bridge Road, to I-495 and a Capital Beltway given of a sinkhole that grown Friday night, a National Park Service pronounced Saturday.

Engineers on Saturday surveyed a stage and pronounced a 60-year-old, 40-foot low section estuary seemed to have failed, causing a 10-foot deep, 30-foot prolonged and 20-foot far-reaching sinkhole.

After stabilization work is done, one northbound line will free and one line will sojourn sealed until a long-term correct can be made.

The National Park Service pronounced it hopes to have one northbound line open for a Monday morning rush hour. The sleet approaching via a weekend, however, might delayed a work and check that opening.

Engineers and experts from a Federal Highway Administration will work on a long-term correct over a opening weeks, though pronounced it might be most some-more formidable and take some time.

“Construction on a some-more permanent resolution will expected need both lanes to be closed,” NPS pronounced in a Saturday news release. “Engineers are actively monitoring a conditions and additional closures might be required for reserve as conditions evolve.”

The northbound lanes of a George Washington Parkway, between Virginia state Route 123 and a opening to a Capital Beltway, nearby exit 43, have been sealed given about 6:45 p.m. on Friday,

The closure affects about 5 miles of roadway. The closure does not impact a parkway’s southbound lanes.

The NPS pronounced in a matter that no accidents have been reported and “closing a George Washington Parkway is never a preference that is done lightly.

A sinkhole grown in a same area, nearby Dead Run, in March. That sinkhole non-stop adult underneath a highway following complicated rain.

The Mar sinkhole was about 10 feet deep, 12 feet far-reaching and 30 feet prolonged — or roughly a distance of a city bus, according to rough commentary by a NPS.

For some-more information, drivers can check a National Park Service website.

Here’s a area where highway crews are questioning a probable sinkhole.

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