By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
MELVINDALE – While blessings may often come from above, the concrete dropping onto Oakwood Boulevard from the underside of the viaduct south of I-94 is cause for concern, resident Annette Taylor said.
Speaking out of concern at the March 17 City Council meeting, Taylor asked about the dangerous deterioration of the underside of the railroad trestle on the border with Allen Park.
“I just want to ask; I don’t know if it is the DPW that is in charge of the infrastructure of the viaduct that’s at Oakwood as you are getting on I-94,” she said. “Sometimes when I or some of the other residents in the neighborhood pass there, sometimes some rocks or some debris falls from that overpass. Is the DPW in charge of that? I don’t want anybody to get hurt.”
Mayor Wheeler Marsee told her it was likely a Wayne County responsibility, but urged her to report it to the Police Department, and they would forward the concern to the proper authorities.
“That’s a Wayne County road (below), and that bridge is actually a train trestle,” he said.
Taylor said she would call interim Police Chief Dan Jones, who was listening during the online council meeting.
“I definitely don’t want anyone to get hurt,” she said.