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Sinkhole Closes Normally Busy Highway 101 On-ramp On South Coast For More Than A Month

It's going to take more than a month to get a South Coast freeway on-ramp closed by a sinkhole reopened.

The sinkhole was discovered December 27th near the southbound Highway 101 on-ramp at Turnpike Road in Goleta.  The on-ramp was immediately closed.

A Caltrans contractor has started repair work, which includes digging up and replacing a steel pipe which may be 40 feet deep.

Work will continue seven days a week, but it's expected it will take until the first week in February for the project to be completed, and the on-ramp reopened.