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15 Mile Sewer Collapse and Sinkhole General Information
Macomb County Public Works Updates

History and Update for February 15, 2017

Macomb County Public Works is in charge of this project. 
As of January 1, 2017, Candice Miller is the Macomb County Public Works Commissioner. 

Note: New Public Works updates may be posted that are not yet reflected here. Please check the 
Macomb Public Works Sinkhole/Interceptor Home Page for latest press releases and updates. 

For all inquiries regarding the 15 Mile Road sinkhole please contact Keith Graboske at (586) 557-5173
or Shane Slanec at (586) 615-4196
.  You may also email the Public Works Office directly at .

The sewer line is owned by the Macomb Interceptor Drain Drainage (MIDD) District, which in turn is made up of all or parts of 11 communities in central Macomb County: Fraser, Sterling Heights, Utica and New Haven and Chesterfield, Shelby, Clinton, Harrison, Lenox, Washington, and Macomb townships, plus Selfridge Air National Guard Base. 

Macomb Public Works Home Page

Updates and Press Releases
Environmental Crisis Narrowly Averted After Tuesday's Rain (2/8/2017)
Public Works, Mount Clemens Agree to Sewage Diversion Plan
48-inch long-term bypass plan
ALERT: Restrict Water Usage (1/26/2017)
Macomb Daily - Sediment plugs collapsed sewer line at Fraser sinkhole - Water Restrictions Advised (1/26/2017)
Next Steps planned for Repairing the Damaged Interceptor (1/23/17)
Snyder Declares State of Emergency for Macomb County (1/6/2017)
Macomb County Declares State of Emergency (1/5/2017)
By-Pass Pump Installed at Sinkhole Site (1/2/2017)
Miller Makes Sinkhole Day One Priority (1/1/2017)
Update on 15 Mile Sewer/Sinkhole Project 12-30-2016
Emergency Sanitary Sewer Overflow Discharge Update 12-30-2016
15 Mile Sewer Repair Team Requests Water Conservation Efforts 12-31-2016

For all inquiries regarding the 15 Mile Road sinkhole please contact Keith Graboske at (586) 557-5273 or Shane Slanec at (586) 557-5273

Resident Update by the Macomb County Department of Public Works
1/29/2017 @ 6:00 p.m. Fraser City Hall

Special Council Meeting - County Sinkhole Update and Public Comment - 1/9/2017

    Video - County Update - Fraser Special City Council Meeting (1/9/2017)

    Governor Snyder Visit to Fraser 1/8/2017

    Candice Miller Press Conference 1/4/2017
    Candice Miller updates residents on the Fraser Sinkhole 

    Candice Miller Press Conference 1/1/2017 at Sinkhole site

    New Macomb County Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller press conference with
    Mark Hackel, Macomb County Executive, and Joe Nichols, Mayor of Fraser

    Road Closures, Detours, Etc. 

    * Access to businesses and residences is being addressed and all efforts made to
    ensure access during the duration of this repair

    15 Mile Rd between Hayes and Hidden Pine is closed until further notice

    CLOSED - 15 Mile Road EAST of Hayes

    * Detour: South to 14 Mile and east to Utica Road or Garfield
    * Detour: North on Hayes to Moravian, right on Moravian to Utica Road

    OPEN - 15 Mile Road WEST of Hayes
    OPEN - Hayes Rd

    CLOSED - Hidden Pine Drive at 15 Mile Rd
    * Access to the Fraser Senior Apartments and Fraser Senior Activity Center is available via French Creek Dr.
    Turn North on Hidden Pine. Drive past the road closed sign. Do not enter 15 Mile Rd. 

    Eberlein Drive is closed until further notice
    * Access for residents, guests, and authorized vehicles via a temporary access road.

    15 Mile west of Garfield Rd. 
    * Equipment in place on the south side of 15 Mile. 

    Garfield between Millar and Clinton River Rd
    * Lane closures, expect backups
    * Equipment in place

    **** 15 Mile Road between Hayes and Utica is a construction site. **** 
    Dangerous conditions exist within the sinkhole and construction area at 15 Mile and Eberlein.
    Please use caution when driving in this area. Remain outside of all fenced areas. 

    Access to businesses, the activity center, and senior apartments will continue. 

    Access to Activity Center and Fraser Senior Apartments is from
    French Creek to Hidden Pine. 

    General Area Map (not to scale)
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    ALERT: Restrict Water Usage Sediment Plugs Collapsed Sewer Line (1/26/2017)

    Full text of the Macomb County Public Works Water Conservation Request 

    ALERT: Water Conservation - Full Press Release

    Previous advisory regarding basement sewer backups:

    Due to the sanitary sewer collapse on 15 Mile Rd and reduced flow through the sewer line, there is a possibility of sewer drain backups throughout the area, with higher risks in areas north and east of the sewer break. 

    Property owners should remove items from basement floors and take steps to monitor their basements. 

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    Camera view of collapsed area of sewer line.

    Photos taken on 1/16/2017 and 1/26/2017.

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    Clinton Township Advisories

    The latest information for Clinton Township can be found here at their website.

    Charter Township of Clinton

    Eberlein Court Status
    Eberlein Court

    Fraser Residents

    Eberlein & 15 Mile Rd Residents Assistance Information

    This area is secured and only accessible to escorted residents and authorized personnel. If you have a need to enter the area, please contact the Fraser Public Safety Department.


    Residents of 22 homes on Eberlein Court and adjacent properties have been evacuated. All residents are receiving assistance as requested, and the City of Fraser has been providing them assistance in winterizing homes, retrieving belongings, as well as security as required. The goal is to return most residents to their homes as soon as safely possible. For those homeowners living in a home damaged by the sinkhole, county officials will be assisting them.

    AEW, the engineering company managing the project, is directing the the installation of temporary access road for residents, guests, and authorized personnel. This road is not for use by the general public.

    Once temporary utilities are restored to the homes, the area will be evaluated to determine when and if residents can return to their homes.