The Washtenaw County Water Resources crew completed work on a sinkhole in Pittsfield Township on Friday.
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According to Washenaw County water resources deputy commissioner Dennis Wojcik
, damage to a 12-inch (diameter) storm sewer pipe and a pipe-fitting is what caused a two-foot-by-three-foot piece of road to sink
four feet last Monday, July 9. A roughly seven-foot section of pipe was replaced and a 25-foot-by-23-foot section of road was repaved Thursday and Friday at an estimated cost of $8,000.
The small subdivision street between Central Boulevard and Packard Road reopened at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 13.
Wojcik said the commission is permitted to spend $25,000 per year on the particular drain that underwent repairs and that Thursday and Friday’s work was the first dollars spent on it this fiscal year.
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