UPDATE: Final Work Scheduled For Manitou Sinkhole

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The final filling work is scheduled for Monday on a huge sinkhole on Ruxton Avenue in Manitou Springs.

Crews have already filled most of the hole with concrete, but they had to wait for it to dry before filling the remaining 1-1 1/2 feet with soil.

Ruxton Avenue is expected to remain open during the repairs, but, but might be dropped down to one lane to accommodate trucks and workers.

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More damage continues to pop up after the heavy rains over the last week. A sinkhole keeps getting bigger on a busy road in Manitou Springs.

Residents say the sinkhole started the size of a basketball; now it's more than five times that. It's just off the side of Ruxton Avenue, a road with many travelers like those heading to the Incline.

"There's probably at least 5,000 people a day," said Nate Williams, who lives across the street from the sinkhole. "All the attractions are here for Pikes Peak so it's very, very busy."

The ground was swallowed up Tuesday and now it's even bigger.

"That could easily swallow up the front end of a car," said Williams.

The city tells 11 News it's a scar after the recent heavy rains.

"Basically, we're aware of the problem," said Greg Springman, Public Services director. "We're doing everything we can to start the process for backfilling and mitigation for that sinkhole."

The city of Manitou Springs is hoping it will be fixed by early next week.

"I imagine it's going to grow a lot bigger before they can get to it," said Williams.

"We're taking a hike celebrating graduation from the School of Mines," said Matthew Mattivi, who is visiting from Denver.

Mattivi and his friends were just one of the many who were on Ruxton. "It could get dangerous actually," added Mattivi.

The street is a main artery to get to several things like the Cog Railway.

The city tells 11 News they have no plans to close the street at this time.

Williams says if they were to close the road it would cause a headache for drivers.

"The roads in the neighborhoods aren't really equipped to take all that traffic," said Williams. "If this were to shut the road down it would be a big deal."

"I think the rain that did the damage has come and gone for now," said Springman. "So we hope it gets fixed before any other types of rain that come."

The city set up several cones to block off the giant hole. They don't know how much it will cost to fix it. Otherwise, they say they've fared pretty well as far as the number of potholes in town after the recent storms.