Japanese intersection reopens one week after giant sinkhole appeared

Yet our potholes remain

Something to consider over the course of your next few months driving on pothole-ridden Toronto roads: How the hell did that massive sinkhole in Japan get repaired so quickly?

A 30-metre wide, 15-metre deep sinkhole opened up n the southwestern Japanese city of Fukuoka on November 8, taking a large chunk of the road down with it. The hole was filled within 48 hours and the intersection reopened Tuesday.

Fukuoka mayor Soichiro Takashima ensured citizens that the road is now much stronger thanks to the mix of sand and cement used to fill the hole. Nothing to worry about, right?

No injuries were reported in the November 8 incident, which occurred near JR Hakata Station in Fukuoka. Construction was underway to extend a subway line and city officials cited water flowing into tunnels at the site as a potential cause for sinkhole opening up.

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