A sink­hole? No, town of­fi­cial says

Palm Beach Daily News - - TODAY -

In an­other in­ci­dent near un­der­ground­ing work, the north­bound lane of North Ocean Boule­vard near Reef Road was tem­po­rar­ily closed to traf­fic June 18 when a pot­hole ap­peared to­ward the edge of the pave­ment.

A pit dug to bury con­duit at the site was not com­pletely com­pacted, Town En­gi­neer Pa­tri­cia Strayer said. The con­duit was capped. When work­ers tested the lines by blow­ing air through them, the cap blew off and dis­placed soil, cre­at­ing a spot where the as­phalt caved.

A bar­ri­cade was placed over the hole and the lane closed un­til it was re­paired the next morn­ing.

The town sent a traf­fic alert that ini­tially de­scribed it as a sink­hole, but Strayer said it was ac­tu­ally just a pot­hole about the size of a foot­ball.

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