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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.

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