When I meet with Driscoll, Qadri, Kocher, and a project manager named Darren Hanson at the end of August, they aren't even working on the Mulberry Street sinkhole yet —it has been stabilized, but that is it—and the sinkhole was just cordoned off, blocking another major eastward passage through the city. That's because, before they start working on it, they have to build a bypass route. It's way more complicated than the raised pipes that snake through the rest of the neighborhood because the bypass has to cross Howard Street, where it can't be above ground because of the light rail. So Franklin, the major westbound conduit of cars, is closed while the city/Spiniello weaves bypass pipes beneath the light rail tracks—and above the Howard Street tunnel, which is below it. But that is taking weeks to finish and traffic downtown is infinitely snarled with Centre, Franklin, and Mulberry closed. That sinkhole is projected to cost between $6 and $7 million. The city estimates that Franklin and Center will both be reopened in October, but the Mulberry Street sinkhole will take the rest of the year to repair.