Watch Japan Fill a Sprawling Sinkhole in One Week

The magic of competent government and time-lapse photography.

We tend to think of big road construction projects as endless slogs of orange cones. But when a opened up and swallowed part of a road in Japan, workers wasted no time, sealing it up and making it look like new .

Today there's a new time-lapse video of that efficiency in action. Over the course of two minutes, construction crews fill the sinkhole, repave the road, and paint all the lines back on:

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