The days are numbered for Winnipeg’s latest infrastructure embarrassment, the Sinkhole of St. Vital.
On Wednesday, a sedan-sized sinkhole emerged on on St. Mary’s Road, near Morier Avenue. The resulting barricade led to rush-hour traffic delays for one day.
On Thursday, City of Winnipeg public works director Brad Sacher said the hole should be patched up no later than next week. He attributed the sinkhole to a sewer-line leak that washed out the aggregate below the pavement.
By the afternoon, the line had been fixed and the hole had been filled. A resurfacing awaits.