Washtenaw Avenue Partially Re-Opened in Ypsilanti

Jan 15, 2014

Two-way traffic is now flowing along the westbound lanes of Washtenaw Avenue between Mansfield and Hewitt, where crews are working to repair damage from a weekend water main break. 

Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority Director Jeff Castro says our recent frigid weather was to blame for the problem.

He says the bitter cold pushed frost deeper under the roadway, causing the break.

Castro says crews are working to fill in voids beneath the pavement in the center turn and eastbound lanes, and he's hopeful the rest of Washtenaw Avenue can be re-opened no later than Friday. 

In the meantime, expect delays where two-way traffic is sharing the westbound lanes.

— Bob Eccles is a reporter and the host of 89.1 WEMU's All Things Considered. Contact him at 734.487.3363, email him reccles@emich.edu, or follow him on Twitter @BobEcclesWEMU