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Project Details:

Updated: 2/14/20

Cold temperatures are impacting final work on the sinkhole. Sinkhole restoration will start when temperatures rise, and we anticipate restoration to be done within one-two weeks after that point, weather dependent. 

Posted: 7/24/19 

A large sinkhole formed in early June at Guinotte Avenue and Shelly St. in the East Bottoms. The cause of the sinkhole was in part due to heavy rains and saturated ground levels, in addition to the failure of several pressurized utility lines. Currently, the utility companies involved in the repair are managing the work, permitted by the Public Works Department. Contact information for the various utilities is listed below. 

Businesses are open during construction. 

View the detour route map.

View the revised project schedule. 


Repair Timeline: 

This is a multiple utility repair.

Current schedule (weather permitting):

  1. Veolia & KCP&L: completed
  2. KC Water: completed
  3. Spire: completed
  4. The sinkhole will be restored when temps rise and will take one-two weeks, weather dependent.

Other specific details: 

  • Veolia:
    • Work is completed.
  • KCP&L:
    • Work is completed. 
  • Spire: 
    • Work is completed. 
  • KC Water:
    • Work is completed.
  • Road reconstruction will take approximately a week after the utility repairs are completed.
  • Weekly utility coordination meetings started on 7/30/19 

Due to weather delays, we now anticipate the repairs to be completed in approximately early 2020, weather permitting. 

Project Contacts:


John Mink, Communications Manager


Phone: (816) 472-3769

KC Water

Heather Frierson, Media Relations Coordinator

Water Services Department– Kansas City, Mo.

Phone: (816) 513-0280

KCMO Public Works

Maggie Green, Public Information Officer

Public Works Department– Kansas City, Mo.

Phone: (816) 513-2612

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