FRASER, Mich. — Officials say repair work prompted by a sewer line that collapsed and caused a football field-sized sinkhole north of Detroit is expected to finish a couple days before the one-year anniversary of the massive mishap.

The Macomb Daily reported Wednesday crews have just a few weeks of work left on the project along 15 Mile Road in Fraser — the site of the Christmas Eve collapse. The sewage bypass system has been disassembled and pipes removed, and the roadway replaced and mostly repaved.

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

The line 60 feet below ground serves roughly 500,000 Macomb County residents.

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


Information from: The Macomb Daily, http://www.macombdaily.com