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‘Void’ found on 15 Mile Road near sinkhole location

By: Nick Mordowanec | C&G Newspapers | Published February 11, 2019


FRASER — Macomb County Public Works Office spokesperson Dan Heaton issued a statement Feb. 6 regarding an infrastructure situation on 15 Mile Road, between Hayes and Utica roads, in Fraser.

“The void appears to have formed due to a water leak from a faulty water connection to a fire hydrant in the area,” the statement read. “The water leak washed away some soil and caused a void to form under the southernmost eastbound lane of the road. Fraser Department of Public Works officials noticed a crack in the road early this morning during snow plow/salting operations and closed the lane.

“To make the repair, a small stretch of pavement will need to be removed, the water line repaired, the void filled with dirt and a temporary repair made to the pavement. A more permanent pavement repair can be made once warmer weather returns.”

The “void” was filled with dirt last week and later repaved with a winter mixture.

“Leaking water caused some of the soil under the road to wash away in two locations, about 50 feet apart,” the press release said. “The leaking main was capped today. No homes or businesses lost water service. Two lanes of the road were closed Wednesday morning to accomplish the work.”

The road was fully reopened by the Feb. 11 morning commute, after the pavement set. The area will be repaved in warmer weather, in spring or early summer.