October 2, 2017 Update from the Macomb County Public Works Commissioner:
The collapse of the 11-foot diameter, 64-foot deep Romeo Arm Interceptor Sewer on December 24, 2016 near Eberlein Drive in the City of Fraser resulted in an intensive effort to bypass sewage flows, stabilize soils and minimize community impacts. The construction of a 300 foot long by 27 foot wide by 65 foot deep recovery shaft provided access to remove the collapsed pipe. While constructing the shaft the cleaning of the 3,700 lineal feet of upstream sewer revealed degradation requiring the slip lining of the 11-foot sewer with Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Mortar Pipe (GFRPMP). The completion of 4,000 lineal feet of (GFRPMP) slip lining and replacement pipe through the recovery shaft resulted in the release and return to gravity flow September 26, 2017.
With the successful release of gravity sewage flow the bypass pump station, 5,600 lineal feet of bypass piping, as well as the pavement restoration portions of the project have commenced along 15 Mile Road. The restoration schedule is dependent on weather conditions and material availability but it is anticipated that 15 Mile Road will be open to traffic on or before December 22, 2017.
Please consider this notification that the temporary weekend closure of Utica Road at 15 Mile Road will occur starting 7:00 pm Friday October 13th ending 7:00 pm Sunday October 15th.
Detours and advanced warning signs will be posted for lane or temporary road closures. Utica Road will be temporarily closed 7:00 pm Friday October 13th and reopened for traffic 7:00 pm Sunday October 15th. When reopened October 15th there will be one northbound lane, a center turn lane and one southbound lane available for traffic with all other lanes closed. Please be advised that the temporary lane closures on Utica Road will remain in place until the concrete has reached design strength (approximately 1 week).
The site team and contractors will continue to work closely with the community to coordinate the demobilization and restoration in a manner that is the least disruptive to the immediate area. If you have any questions, please contact Macomb County Public Works at (586)469-5325. Thank you in advance for your continued patience and cooperation.