Crews work to repair sinkhole on Lido Beach road

Two lanes of traffic are closed westbound, and all lanes are open eastbound. That situation could change if the problem worsens.

News 12 Staff

Jun 1, 2023, 10:02 AM

Updated 359 days ago

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Officials are warning drivers to expect detours and traffic in Lido Beach as crews work to try and fix a huge sinkhole that opened up in the middle of the road.
The sinkhole is located right before Lido turns into Long Beach, about a mile from the Loop Parkway.
Two lanes of traffic are closed westbound, and all lanes are open eastbound. That situation could change if the problem worsens. Officials say there's currently no exact timeline for when the car-sized crater will be repaired.
Officials say the sinkhole opened up Tuesday due to a sewer collapse.
Nassau Executive Bruce Blakeman says the county is also doing work to determine if any other spots on Lido Boulevard have a similar problem. He says this is the first instance of degradation on the roadway.
Chief Bill Wade, of the Point Lookout-Lido Fire Department, says it could take around two weeks before repairs are finished. The sinkhole is right in front of the fire department, but Wade says there should be no issues with firetrucks getting in and out unless it gets bigger.
Nassau police have put out a traffic advisory asking people to avoid the area.


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