San Pedro | Sinkhole Closes Paseo del Mar

Paseo del Mar Mark SpectorPaseo del Mar may be closed between Western Avenue and Weymouth for quite a while as city engineers try to find the cause of the sinkhole that started this summer.
From the Daily Breeze:
“We’ve been monitoring it since early July,” said Lawrence Cuaresma, district engineer with the Los Angeles Public Works Department.
On Monday, officials determined a sinkhole did exist.
Underneath the 2-by-3-foot, bowl-like depression in the street, Cuaresma said, a hole “expands outward” below the roadway. The area is just west of Weymouth Avenue near Fromhold Field.
Both sides of the street in the section generally between Weymouth and Western avenues will be closed pending further investigation and repairs.
“We’re in the investigating mode,” Cuaresma said.
The cause has not been determined, he said. But there could be multiple potential sources of the problem, as there are two storm drains, a sewer line and a water line that run beneath the road that takes traffic along the southern ocean cliffs between San Pedro and the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
The water line has been turned off, he said, with area water being routed through other lines.
Underground cameras and other equipment will be used to try to pinpoint the problem, he said.

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