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Water Main Break to Affect Washtenaw Traffic Until Wednesday or Thursday

Jan 13, 2014

A weekend water main break will cause a stretch of Washtenaw Avenue in Ypsilanti to remain closed until late Wednesday or early Thursday.

That's according to Mark Sweeney, MDOT's manager for the Washtenaw area.  

Sweeney says the pipe broke Sunday morning, and the force of the escaping water lifted the roadway off its foundation. He says engineers now have to make sure any "voids" created by the water under the road surface are repaired before Washtenaw Avenue can re-open. 

The Detour for westbound traffic is Mansifled south to Packard/West Cross, west to Hewitt, then north back to Washtenaw.  For eastbound drivers the detour is reversed: Hewitt south to Packard/West Cross, east to Mansfield, then north back to Washtenaw.