Vernor Viaduct Under Repair

A major connector between Detroit’s Corktown and Southwest neighborhoods should be re-opening soon. The Vernor viaduct which runs next to the Michigan Central Depot has been closed for about a month. Officials from the Canadian Pacific Railroad – which maintains the tunnel – says in early January two baseball sized pieces of concrete broke off from the viaduct. No cars or people were injured. In the meantime, the railroad has been studying why it happened and how to fix it.

Marge Byington is with Canadian Pacific.

“We feel very badly about the inconvience that it’s caused the businesses in that area because we know that it’s a major route and it’s very difficult for people to go around it. So, we want it fixed as soon as possible.”

Byington says a contractor has been hired and, weather permitting, the Vernor viaduct to Southwest Detroit should be open by the end of February.