As of June, 2017, the County had essentially completed repairs on the Sinkhole near the Wick Road/Middlebelt Road intersection which was originally discovered on April 27, 2017.
As part of the repair, the County’s contractor televised the downstream section of interceptor and discovered significant structural deterioration. A Cured-In-Place-Pipe (CIPP) liner will be installed to prevent further corrosion and prevent additional sinkholes from developing.
The anticipated cost of the emergency response and repair including the CIPP liner is approximately $500,000. The CIPP liner is expected to be installed in August. By quickly instituting emergency bypass pumping, the County was able to maintain uninterrupted service to upstream customers, all of whom are located in Romulus. The sinkhole did not adversely affect any buildings or roads.