BELLA VISTA, Ark. (KFSM) — A large sinkhole has prompted the closing of one lane of a Bella Vista highway.
The sinkhole opened on Lancashire Boulevard/Highway 340 near Dogwood Drive at the bridge crossing Tanyard Creek.
Cassie Lapp, public information officer for Bella Vista, said the state Highway Department is already on the scene making the repairs. She said the hole will be filled and resurfaced today, and they are hoping the road will be reopened by tonight.
By noon, the hole was filled and a layer of concrete laid on top, but the concrete needed several hours to set and settle before the workers could be certain no further repairs would be needed. Once that was determined, the road would be reopened, they said.
Lapp said police and flaggers are directing traffic around the hole by allowing travel in the eastbound lane. Drivers are urged to use caution around the workers.