Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Broken storm water line creates big hole under Michigan Ave Downtown Ypsilanti

As of Tuesday afternoon the eastbound lane of Michigan Avenue just east of Huron Street in downtown Ypsilanti has been blocked off due to the fact that there is currently what is being called a big void underneath Michigan Avenue.

Michigan Ave was closed down Tuesday afternoon around 3:00 pm, as the underground void was discovered by MDOT. According to a MDOT worker on the scene Wednesday afternoon,"Parts that fix it have to be custom made. They will be available tomorrow."

According to the MDOT worker the void (hole) underneath Michigan Ave is 20 ft long, 15 ft wide and 12 ft deep. According to the worker at the scene,"Lucky to catch it before something happened."

I was told that it should be open by Friday night.

Jeff Brown
editor & publisher
Purple Walrus Press

According to the City of Ypsilanti the closure of eastbound Michigan Ave is expected to last through Monday, May 15.
Michigan Ave Ypsilanti Wed. Photos Purple Walrus Press.

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