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Crews set to fix busy Highland Park street covered in massive potholes

Employees say Waverly Street crumbling

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. – Crews are ready to get to work fixing a busy Highland Park street that has potholes so massive that transport vans have lost tires driving on them.

A call from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which is tucked away on Waverly Street in Highland Park, got the ball rolling on a fix. Employees said the road is crumbling and something needs to be done.

The small stretch of Waverly Street off of Hamilton Avenue is very busy because it leads to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services. It dead-ends into the Lincoln Center juvenile facility.

Many people visit the facilities, including employees, police and transport vans. They have to carefully pick their way around the massive potholes at the end of the street.

Local 4 was told some of the transport vans have lost tires on the street.

“We don’t want anyone to be harmed,” said Marli Blackman, from the city of Highland Park. “We don’t want cars to be harmed.”

Blackman said work to finally fix Waverly Street will begin Thursday.

Highland Park’s mayor said the Department of Public Works got the material they need to fill the potholes. He said the focus has been spending $7 million to fix what is the the streets: water mains.

The asphalt is set to go down Thursday, officials said.

You can watch Shawn Ley’s full story in the video posted above.


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