A street in the city of Fukuoka reopened Tuesday only a week after a huge sinkhole opened up, disrupting traffic and utilities and threatening to engulf nearby buildings.

The fast recovery work was credited to the use of special expertise and soil.

The hole, which measured 30 meters long, 27 meters wide and 15 meters deep, developed near JR Hakata Station in central Fukuoka around 5 a.m. Nov. 8.