PAONIA, Colo. (KREX) — While tourists are blocked, CDOT just set up a shuttle service to at least help the locals out who work in Somerset and other towns make their way past this massive sinkhole.

Colorado Highway Emergency Project PIO Tracy Trulove says the residents aren’t taking full advantage of it…yet.

Trulove says a temporary bridge is on the way, being shipped from North Carolina in pieces for the crew to put together upon arrival.

The bridge will be roughly 100 feet long, two lanes wide, and a standard 85,000-pound weight limit you’d find on regular asphalt roads.

The long-term bridge will take two to three months to build.

The new design will use the same 72 inch steel pipe the old one had, but will add cement walls encasing the pipe and tougher joints to reassure no leaks.