PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The City of Pittsburgh is another step closer to filling the giant sinkhole that opened up downtown last fall.
City Council approved a joint payment plan with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority to pay for refilling the hole.READ MORE: 2 Injured After Stabbing In Pittsburgh's Arlington Heights Neighborhood
Construction on 10th Street is expected to begin soon. The director of communications for the mayor’s office says the hole will be refilled in the next few days, but crews are now waiting on the weather.
When the sinkhole opened up in October, Pittsburgh Public Safety estimated repairs would take about eight weeks.READ MORE: Labor Secretary Marty Walsh Says Build Back Better Will Help Retrain Workers For Pittsburgh's Jobs Of The Future
The city will also start resurfacing asphalt streets soon.
Starting Monday, work will begin on a $15.7 million street resurfacing program. The city plans to resurface nearly 30 miles of its streets this year.MORE NEWS: FBI: Dayton Mass Shooter Connor Betts Fantasized About Killing For Years Before 2019 Attack
These announcements come after Gov. Tom Wolf reopened construction statewide on May 1.