New Jersey sinkhole repairs drag on, frustrating local businesses

Progress has been slow in repairing a massive sinkhole in Hillside, negatively impacting nearby businesses months after it opened.

News 12 Staff

Aug 15, 2023, 8:33 PM

Updated 338 days ago

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Repairs to a massive sinkhole in Hillside have dragged on for months, causing headaches for local businesses.
The sinkhole opened up on April 29 following heavy rains. Progress has been slow with the city, county and state are all involved.
The sinkhole is close to Route 78, but the highway remains open. Ramsey Street nearby has been closed since the sinkhole emerged.
Trucks have been forced to turn around on the narrow street near the sinkhole, raising safety concerns.
Justin Naddeo of L&W Supply says cars and trucks speed through the closed road late at night. He warned, "We're going to have a major crash sooner or later."
The repair costs and timeline are unclear. In the meantime, businesses in the area have been impacted by road closures and construction near the sinkhole site.


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