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Turnpike on-ramp expected to reopen next week

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The Turnpike on-ramp in Goleta was leveled as Caltrans replaced a broken pipe

GOLETA, Calif. - A Goleta on-ramp that was closed for several weeks due to a large sinkhole is expected to reopen next week.

The on-ramp at Turnpike Road has been closed since Dec. 27, after a large sinkhole appeared between the ramp and the freeway.

The sinkhole was caused by a deteriorated corrugated steel concrete pipe that was located 40 feet below the surface.

Caltrans crews excavated a large portion of the onramp and the nearby ground to reach and replace the entire length of the pipe.

Construction is expected to continue seven days awake from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the on-ramp reopens by the end of next week.

In the meantime, drivers can enter U.S. 101 southbound South Patterson Avenue or State Street.


Travis Schlepp

Travis Schlepp is the Digital Content Director for KEYT | KCOY | KKFX.


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