Jul 28, 2008
The 110, one of the busiest freeways in the Los Angeles area, was shut down for a whole day due to a massive sinkhole.
Unexpected? Not really. There was a sinkhole in the same area of the 110, three years ago, caused by corroded drainage pipes under the freeway.
The faulty pipes have never been replaced since 1940, when the freeway was built.
Does it sound like it’s time to replace the pipes? “No funding” is the answer – in the richest state of the richest country in the world!
They may as well put signs up on the freeway saying “Watch for Sinkholes” – if there is funding for it.