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Cost to fix Michigan’s sinkhole estimated at more than $78M

FRASER, Mich. – Repairs to a broken sewer line that caused a football field-sized sinkhole north of Detroit are estimated at more than $78 million.

The estimates are included in an update to Macomb County commissioners by new Public Works chief Candice Miller.

Miller told the board Friday that the corrections can take about a year at the sinkhole site in Fraser.

The project cost could rise to over $100 million as more work is done to improve the rest of the sewer.

The sewer collapse was discovered after the homeowners heard noises christmas Eve and saw their house was sinking. Nearly two dozen homes were temporarily evacuated. Three houses were eventually convicted.

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