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D.C. to Resurface Street During Sinkhole Repairs

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A sinkhole is snarling traffic and closing a major intersection in downtown Washington. (credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

A sinkhole is snarling traffic and closing a major intersection in downtown Washington. (credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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WASHINGTON — District of Columbia officials say a busy road in downtown Washington may remain partially closed through Monday as repairs continue on a sinkhole.

Transportation officials say they will be milling and resurfacing 14th Street NW and nearby roads over the weekend while several lanes remain closed. Officials say the road will be in better shape when it reopens.

Two southbound lanes will remain open to traffic near the site of the sinkhole at 14th and F streets.

Part of the road collapsed at the intersection a few blocks from the White House on Tuesday afternoon leaving a 15-foot hole and damaging a sewer line. Officials say the sewer line built in 1897 is below multiple utilities and old trolley tracks.

Traffic has been diverted for blocks around the intersection.

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