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Lake Drive in Encinitas reopens after months of sinkhole repairs

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Encinitas City Hall. (North Coast Current photo)

Lake Drive in Encinitas has reopened after months of work to repair a large sinkhole that developed during heavy rains in March, the city announced Wednesday, July 12.

The Cardiff neighborhood road, which reopened at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, had been closed to traffic between Wales and Sea Village drives since the end of February, with a detour through Crest Drive.

Completion of repairs had originally been expected by the end of April, then mid-June, according to city updates, but continued growth of the sinkhole, caused by a drainage issue and exacerbated by the winter and spring’s unusually heavy rainy season, caused setbacks.