LAWRENCE, Kan. — Crews made temporary repairs to a sinkhole on a highway south of Lawrence, but the work isn’t finished.

Douglas County leaders said the repairs allowed crews to reopen U.S. Highway 59 at County Road 458, as well as the ramp.

The area was blocked off Saturday after the Sheriff’s Office found a sinkhole on the ramp. It was 6-feet deep by 4-feet wide.

The road will remain open until sometime next week when crews return to cover the spot with asphalt. The exact schedule for the permanent repairs will depend on the forecast.

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