Sinkhole will cause road closure on USF Tampa campus

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – University of South Florida Police say a sinkhole measuring 3 feet wide on the surface has opened up on Sycamore Drive on the Tampa campus.

USF Tampa sinkhole

The sinkhole appears to be much larger underground, University Police spokesman Lt. Chris Daniel said. Underground, it stretches 10 feet by 5 feet in diameter and is 4 feet deep, he said. Barricades will be placed on Sycamore Drive, rerouting traffic for several days, Daniel added.

Sycamore Drive is located on the east side of campus, one block west of North 50th Street. Engineers will be called in to determine what should be done next. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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