It will cost more than $100,000 to repair the sinkhole on Airport Way, Revelstoke council was told at its meeting last Tuesday, June 26.
Chief Administrative Officer Tim Palmer delivered the news to council and added that staff were looking at sources for the money, including delaying other public works projects.
The road collapsed last week after a culvert failed beneath it, causing water to seep into the roadbed and erode the ground beneath the roadway.
The sinkhole, which is located at the bottom of Red Devil Hill near the turn-off to Williamson Lake, was noticed last Thursday and a detour was set up around the area. Excavation of the affected area took place last weekend. The city has secured a new culvert to go in the ground and will be working with the Ministry of Environment on installing it this week. Darren Komonoski, the operations manager, said it will take seven to 10 days to repair.
The city nearly avoided taking a financial hit on this one – the sinkhole is located only about 20 metres from the city’s boundary, noted Mayor David Raven.