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Detroit Avenue sinkhole repaired


Workers from Ebony Construction Company of Sylvania pave North Detroit Avenue at West Bancroft Street on Thursday.

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The southbound lanes reopened Thursday on Detroit Avenue at the site of a sewer collapse a week ago, city officials said. Both lanes reopened after the final curing of concrete poured around a manhole in the area at the Bancroft Street intersection that collapsed after two intersecting sewers beneath the street failed and earth surrounding the pipes washed away, said Jen Sorgenfrei, a spokesman for the Bell administration.

The resulting void swallowed a car, although the driver was not seriously hurt. Northbound Detroit and Bancroft reopened later last week after the hole was stabilized, but the southbound lanes remained closed while the sewers and a water main ruptured by the collapse were repaired and the hole was filled in and repaved.

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