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Crews respond to fix dangerous road problem on Evergreen

Posted: 5:40 PM, Jan 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-10 22:40:20Z

DETROIT (WXYZ) — WXYZ reached out to the city and right away the Department of Public Works responded, sending workers to investigate.

After watching vehicles bounce or swerve, they came to the same conclusion.

“We thank viewers for contacting Channel 7 about this issue on Evergreen,” said Bryan Peckinpaugh, of the Detroit Water Department. “It is a safety issue we don’t want it to be a safety issue.”

Right away road crews added patch, as it is too cold to replace the asphalt. So how did this happen?

Peckinpaugh says back in August crews fixed a water main here, then temporarily fixed the road. It is scheduled to have a permanent fix come spring.

“We want to make sure because this has sunken further there is not another water sewer problem,” he said.

Peckinpaugh says crews will be looking under the road to find the cause of the dip and prevent further damage. He says residents can always let the city know about such problems through the Improve Detroit App.

Ciara Harris is glad to see results.

“We really appreciate you guys,” said Harris.

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