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Sinkholes Repaired on Montague Expressway

Monday traffic got a boost in Milpitas, following the completion of sinkhole repairs on Montague Expressway.

Through Saturday and Sunday, road crews were hard at work on the repairs, but the crews and equipment were able to clear out in time for Monday morning commuters.

It was this past Friday, 1/11, when the sinkhole first became apparent, in Montague’s westbound lane, east of Trade Zone. Two lanes absorbed the impact of the hole, leading authorities to block traffic there overnight into Saturday.

Come Saturday, authorities took a closer look, and found that an underground issue was causing the hole. At that point, all 3 of Montague’s westbound lanes were closed, starting at Trade Zone, which had cars detouring through nearby neighborhoods and pushed area traffic to its limits.

A water line got impacted by the issue, too, so authorities shut it down to ensure safe utilities repair.

Montague Expressway is a county road, meaning the repair thereof called for inter-agency cooperation and coordination. In a press release issued on Sunday PM, Milpitas City officials wrote, “The City of Milpitas extends appreciation to the County, and other utility partners, for their quick response to the issue and also to the public for their cooperation in avoiding the area.”

As of now, Montague is back to normal.

(Featured photo from the County of Santa Clara)

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Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer & filmmaker. As a screenwriter, he’s won a Fade In Award and written numerous feature films in development by companies including WWE, Mandalay Sports Media, Game1, and Select Films. He is also the resident script doctor for Rebel Six Films (producers of A&E’s “Hoarders”). As a journalist, Eric’s won a California Journalism Award and is co-owner and editor of The Milpitas Beat, a Silicon Valley newspaper with tens of thousands of monthly readers that has won the Golden Quill Award as well as the John Swett Award for Media Excellence. As a filmmaker, Eric’s directed award-winning feature films that have premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, and Shriekfest, and been endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Eric’s apocalyptic novella “It’s Only Temporary” appears next to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” on Nightmare Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Horror Novels of All Time. He lives in Northern California with his wife, Rhoda, and their two sons.

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