On October 8, 2020, inspection of a sewer trunk line 23 metres below 61 Ave, found a 2.5-metre-long opening along the top of it. Further inspection at the intersection of 61 Ave and 109 St found materials around the trunk line had also eroded creating a void.
EPCOR placed roadblocks, reduced speed limit signs, and local traffic only signs in the area. Edmonton Traffic Enforcement were in the area for a short period to ticket speeding motorists or those not obeying traffic signs (i.e., not coming to a complete stop or performing illegal U-turns). The city eventually placed rerouting information in the surrounding areas.
Estimated completion of the repair work is now July 31.
For a update from EPCOR, please review their most recent update: EPCOR March 2021 Update