Mysterious hole on south Edmonton street to affect traffic through December

Allendale Road closure leads to major traffic tie up during afternoon rush
WATCH ABOVE: Drivers in south Edmonton are once again dealing with a closure at Allendale Road. Take a look at the traffic backup shortly after 5 p.m. Friday.

A mysterious hole that was discovered under a busy south Edmonton intersection is once again impacting traffic.

The large cavity under the pavement on Allendale Road near Calgary Trail prompted EPCOR to shut it down this summer in order to make repairs.

READ MORE: 2 lanes of Calgary Trail reopen after void found under Allendale Road

Watch below: In August 2018, Julia Wong filed this report after a section of Allendale Road at Calgary Trail reopened in south Edmonton.

Allendale Road westbound lanes reopen after large void found underground
Allendale Road westbound lanes reopen after large void found underground

The area had been partially reopened but now westbound traffic on Allendale Road from 104 Street is closed to traffic. The current westbound closure is temporary. The road could be open by Monday, but the rest of the repairs and closure will remain in effect until the end of December.

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“For the most part the void that we discovered under Allendale has been filled but there’s still work to be done,” EPCOR spokesperson Tim le Riche said on Friday. “The major construction that has to be done now is putting in the new manhole because the existing manhole was also damaged.”

Le Riche said construction has run into further delays because of underground moisture problems and a vehicle that collided with some construction barriers at the site.