SECOND SINK HOLE SHUTS DOWN PORTION OF BRENHAM STREET

  

Brenham city officials say a second sink hole has appeared on a city street.

Monday afternoon a hole appeared at the Higgins Branch creek crossing on W. Jefferson Street near MLK.

City crews open up the sink hole on W. Jefferson St. Tuesday morning.

City crews along with the Engineer evaluated the sink hole and based on the size of the void under the roadway W. Jefferson at MLK has been shut down until further notice.

Last week a similar sink hole appeared at the crossing on Burleson St.  Both of these crossings were affected by the May 2016 storms.

City staff has been working with FEMA along with outside engineers to correct the deficiencies and mitigate the issues.

Crews excavate the Higgins Branch crossing on Burleson St. Tuesday morning.

With the recent heavy rainfall from Harvey, these two crossings received heavy flows that have now left voids between the culverts and the roadway that have since lead to sink holes.  With both of these sink holes no damages to vehicles have occurred.

Detours around the area have been set-up until new construction can take place.

It is expected that both of these roadways may be closed until the end of the year with the major construction work that will take place.