A piece of the Trans-Canada Freeway was closed west of the Banff townsite after a sinkhole, roughly seven metres lengthy and two metres huge, opened within the eastbound lanes on Thursday.
In line with the City of Banff, the sinkhole shaped between the Norquay Street exit and the Compound Street entrance to the city’s industrial district.
Eastbound freeway visitors was quickly detoured through Norquay Street, Railway Avenue and Elk Road, earlier than reconnecting with the Trans-Canada on Banff Avenue.
As of three:45 p.m., Banff city officers stated plans have been being made to alter the westbound lanes of the freeway to accommodate single lanes of each eastbound and westbound visitors.
The reason for the sinkhole has not been confirmed and, based on city officers, engineers have been on scene Tuesday afternoon to formulate a brief resolution and create a long-term restore plan.
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The sinkhole within the eastbound lanes is assessed at 7 metres lengthy and a pair of metres huge. Parks Canada crews, Standish Towing, RCMP and City of #Banff Municipal Enforcement are serving to detour TransCanada visitors via city in any respect major intersections… pic.twitter.com/4ZBHFT5rQc
— Banff City (@Banff_Town) August 31, 2023