Still No Solution for Road Problems at Eastpointe

by Josh Overholser on August 20, 2014 at 7:02 am

After a couple of tests on the roadway at Eastpointe Industrial Park, the problem that plagues the road still remains a mystery.

Port Authority Executive Director Mike Jacoby said they recently dug a test hole expecting to find water as the source of the problem, but no water was found.  The sewer department then ran a camera through the sewer line that goes underneath the road, but they couldn’t find any breaks in the line.

"We’re eliminating causes for the sagging in the road," Jacoby said.  "We have not agreed on a solution yet because we’re still trying to gather more information.  The good news is we’re not spending a lot of money for something that’s not going to address the problem.  The bad news is, we haven’t pulled the trigger on the solution yet."  

Initially, they had hoped to have the problem fixed by mid-fall.  But with the issue still not fully understood, it now could take slightly longer. 

Also at Wednesday’s Port Authority meeting, board members gave the go ahead to sell 180 acres of excess land in the Eastpointe Industrial Park.

"A lot of it was farmland and woodland and wetland, so from a development standpoint, it’s something we really didn’t feel we could do anything with because it didn’t have good road access," Jacoby said. "It had a lot of wetlands.  It didn’t have utilities."

The land was sold to 455 Investment Company for $550,000.  Jacoby said it will be used as farmland for cattle.