Rice Road in Tyler reopens following sinkhole repairs

The city said the northbound lane of Old Bullard Road north of Rice Road will remain closed until further notice as more repairs are done.
The City of Tyler said Rice Road between South Broadway Avenue and Old Bullard Road has reopened following repairs after a sinkhole was discovered.
Published: Dec. 8, 2022 at 12:44 PM CST
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The City of Tyler said Rice Road between South Broadway Avenue and Old Bullard Road has reopened following repairs after a sinkhole was discovered.

The city said the northbound lane of Old Bullard Road north of Rice Road will remain closed until further notice as more repairs are done.

Rice Road was closed on Dec. 1 when a sinkhole was discovered between South Broadway Avenue and Old Bullard Road.

Acelin Merchant is a realtor at Bellar Property Group which is located right on the corner of where the covered sink hole is.

“There’s been a lot of people trying to turn around in the driveway and realize that Rice is closed, so it causes a little bit of backup in our driveway,” said Merchant.

City of Tyler Public Information Officer LouAnn Campbell said the city will be putting a permanent asphalt solution to cover the sinkhole after the holidays.

“We have closed down the South Bound Lane; however, there is no turning lane right now. We had to make a two-lane road out of the turning lane that was there,” said Campbell.