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Permanent repairs to I-25 sinkhole to take about 10 days

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DENVER – State transportation officials don’t plan to wait to permanently repair three northbound lanes on Interstate 25 that collapsed into a 40-foot-wide sinkhole near downtown Denver.The Colorado Department of Transportation says doing the permanent repairs now instead of waiting until the spring should save $700,000 and take 10 days to complete, weather permitting, rather than a month.The 16-foot-deep sinkhole was caused when a water line burst Thursday.Denver Water has replaced the pipe, and CDOT says concrete paving will likely begin Tuesday.Three northbound lanes will remain open during repairs, plus high-occupancy vehicle lanes.CDOT estimates total costs will be $1 million to $1.5 million.