Giant “sinkhole” on north side repaired, road reopens

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—A giant north side pothole, initially believed to be a sinkhole, was successfully repaired Monday.

Officials with the Department of Public Works said the cost to repair the hole along River Road was approximately $50,000.

river road sinkhole 1The hole, located near 96th Street and Keystone Avenue on the city’s north side, was about 2 feet wide and 5 feet deep.  Officials said erosion and recent rainfall caused the street to cave.

River Road is now open to traffic.

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