Rice Road between South Broadway Avenue and Old Bullard Road will be closed for asphalt overhaul starting Sunday. Contractors will begin work on Monday.
The work will replace temporary asphalt repairs when the sinkhole was discovered by Tyler Water Utilities in December. Extensive work was done inside the funnel and along Old Bullard Road to replace sewer lines, a manhole and other infrastructure before the intersection could be opened to traffic.
The City of Tyler asks for your patience. Drivers are asked to drive slowly in the area and respect detours and traffic signs.
Repairs are scheduled to be completed by the end of the week, depending on weather and ground conditions.