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Posted on: June 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Public Works to temporarily close two lanes of Van Dyke beginning June 18 for water main repairs

The Sterling Heights Department of Public Works (DPW) will be temporarily closing two northbound lanes of Van Dyke Road beginning Monday, June 18 to perform necessary underground water main repairs.

On June 11, DPW Director Mike Moore said the department was notified of water coming out of a utility structure at the corner of New Bradford and Van Dyke. After being dispatched to the site, DPW staff identified a water main break under Van Dyke. Crews were able to isolate and shut off water without affecting residential or commercial properties.

Due to the location and utilities located in the area, DPW worked with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and utility-locating services to determine two lanes of northbound Van Dyke will need to be closed to perform the necessary repairs. During the repairs, concrete will be excavated and — because of several utilities located in this specific area – vactor trucks will be on-site to hydro-excavate.  

DPW plans to close these lanes around 7 a.m. Monday, June 18 and expects the work to only take a few days, depending on the complexity of the repairs and weather. Once the necessary repairs have been made, concrete will be poured, cured and the road will be re-opened after approval by MDOT.

For more information, please contact Community Relations Director Bridget Kozlowski at (586) 446-2471 or via email at

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