This large sinkhole closed Highway 70. It's been repaired, and the highway has reopened.

Sinkhole repaired; Highway 70 reopens

Highway 70 has reopened to traffic in the Beckwourth area following a closure due to a sinkhole. The contractor, Hat Creek Construction and Materials, Inc., was able to complete the temporary work and get the roadway reopened on Saturday, April 1.

Motorists can expect a slight bump in the area as additional material was placed in the sinkhole for any anticipated minor settlement. Signage has been placed in the area to warn motorists of the bump.

A full replacement of the culvert will be performed once local drainage subsides and the contractor can excavate the area without having to reroute the water. This work is estimated to take place in late May or early June.