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August 12, 2014

Wayne State engineering professor discusses highway infrastructure


Joseph Hummer, chair of Wayne State University’s civil and environmental engineering department, sat down last night with FOX 2 reporter Murray Feldman to give his expert opinion on highway infrastructure and how five inches of rain could shut down every freeway in the Metro Detroit area. Hummer discussed the historic flood’s impact on the area’s freeway system, the challenges that lie ahead, and what can be done differently in the future, such as more funding, better drainage and more retention ponds.


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