published Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Sinkhole in Chattanooga intersection filled up

Sinkhole at the intersection of Shallowford Road and Lee Hwy. in Chattanooga. Contributed photo by Sonya Reid.
Sinkhole at the intersection of Shallowford Road and Lee Hwy. in Chattanooga. Contributed photo by Sonya Reid.
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    A sinkhole at the intersection of Shallowford Road and Lee Hwy. in Chattanooga has been filled.
    Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A sinkhole, near the intersection of Shallowford Road and Lee Highway opened up this morning, and presented a challenge for motorists and engineers alike.

Crews have filled the sinkhole with what is called "flowable fill," requiring the closure of the two left-hand turns lanes for 2-3 days until a more permanent solution is completed.

Located in the left-hand westbound turn lanes from Shallowford Road to southbound Lee Highway, the hole appeared to be about five feet deep, and nearly 28 feet wide.

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