Texas Department of Transportation repaired the gaping pothole on the southbound lane of U.S. 75 at Eldorado after the deluge of rain the area received earlier in the week created havoc of drivers.

A severe pothole developed Wednesday due to a combination of freezing weather, rain and heavy traffic. TxDOT and contractor crews worked diligently to keep the lane open and traffic flowing, repairing the pothole over and over throughout the day; unfortunately, the pothole became a safety concern, prompting TxDOT’s decision to close the lane.

Crews repaired the pothole during the evening on Wednesday and left the lane closed until just before the morning rush hour on Thursday to give the repair as much time as possible to setup properly.

The inside lane of southbound U.S. 75 remained open during the repairs. Motorists experienced delays all through the delay and some used alternate routes. Drivers were urged to use caution, allowing extra time traveling to destinations, slowing down and putting some space between their vehicle and the one in front of them. It is a reminder that can apply to any similar situation which causes a disruption in the regular flow of traffic.

Repairs are now in place and the flow of traffic was back to normal as of Friday.

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