Detroit Avenue sinkhole repaired

7/12/2013
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Workers from Ebony Construction Company of Sylvania pave North Detroit Avenue at West Bancroft Street on Thursday.

THE BLADE/DAVE ZAPOTOSKY

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

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.