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The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close Currie Road from Eight Mile Road to Nine Mile Road in Lyon Twp. and the Eight Mile Road/Currie Road intersection on the Lyon Twp./Salem Twp. border starting April 15 for gravel road paving and roundabout construction.
The Eight Mile Road/Currie Road intersection will also be closed for roundabout construction through approximately late June. Once that roundabout is complete, the contractor will close the Nine Mile Road/Currie Road intersection for the construction of a second roundabout.
The approximately $4.4 million project is mostly funded with federal road dollars. The remaining cost will be split between RCOC and Lyon Twp. with the Washtenaw County Road Commission contributing to the Eight Mile/Currie roundabout.
The project includes:
• Asphalt paving of Currie Road from Eight Mile Road to Nine Mile Road (it is currently gravel).
• Construction of a single-lane roundabout at the Eight Mile Road/Currie Road intersection.
• Construction of a “compact” single-lane roundabout at the Nine Mile Road/Currie Road intersection.
• Drainage improvements.
• New concrete curbs and gutters.
• New signs and pavement markings.
During the work, access to homes along Currie Road will be maintained; however, residents will need to use Nine Mile Road during the construction of the roundabout at 8 Mile and Currie roads. For the Nine Mile/Currie Road roundabout construction, Currie Road residents will have access from Eight Mile Road.
The detours for through traffic are:
• Currie Road closure: Seven Mile Road to Napier Road to Ten Mile Road, back to Currie Road and vice versa.
• Eight Mile traffic during the Eight Mile Road/Currie Road intersection closure: Eight Mile Road to Griswold Road to Ten Mile Road to Napier Road, back to Eight Mile and vice versa.
The contractor for the project is Iafrate Construction of Warren. This section of Currie Road carries approximately 1,800 vehicles daily.
The project completion is expected in mid-October.
For more information on the project, visit the Currie Road page in the “Road Projects” section of the RCOC website, www.rcocweb.org (direct link: http://rcocweb.org/529/Currie-Road).