Roadway Reopening at Site of Massive Michigan Sinkhole

FRASER, Mich. (AP) — A roadway that was closed after a sewer line collapse caused a massive suburban Detroit sinkhole has reopened to traffic.

A ribbon-cutting took place for 15 Mile Road in Fraser at the site of the Christmas Eve collapse before it reopened Tuesday morning. Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller credited engineers, construction crews and others for their contributions.

The county says it’s the last major step in the completion of the $75 million repair project.

Sewage earlier began flowing again through the major interceptor line and officials marked the milestone during a September ceremony.

The line 60 feet (18 meters) below ground serves roughly 500,000 Macomb County residents.

Families from roughly two dozen homes were displaced for about three weeks after the collapse and three houses were condemned.

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