8 Mile Rd and Currie Rd Roundabout

This project is on the border of Washtenaw County and Oakland County. The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is overseeing the construction of a single-lane roundabout at the intersection. Click here to visit RCOC’s project web page.

Location of roadwork:
Intersection of 8 Mile Rd and Currie Rd

Township:
Salem

When is the work being done:
Roundabout construction: April 15 through late-June 2022

Description of work:
Roundabout

Impact on Traffic:
Intersection will be closed to all traffic during roundabout construction.

Funding Source(s):
Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF), Road Commission for Oakland County

Latest Updates

April 6, 2022 Intersection Closure: 8 Mile Rd and Currie Rd (Salem Twp)

ON BEHALF OF ROAD COMMISSION FOR OAKLAND COUNTY

8 Mile Rd/Currie Rd Intersection and Currie Rd From 8 Mile To 9 Mile will Close April 15 for Gravel Road Paving and Roundabout Construction

The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) expects to close Currie Rd from 8 Mile Rd to 9 Mile Rd in Lyon Twp. and the 8 Mile Rd/Currie Rd intersection on the Lyon Twp./Salem Twp. border starting April 15 for gravel road paving and roundabout construction.

The 8 Mile Rd/Currie Rd intersection will also be closed for roundabout construction through approximately late June. Once that roundabout is complete, the contractor will close the 9 Mile Rd/Currie Rd 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 8 Mile Rd/Currie Rd roundabout.

The project includes:

  • Asphalt paving of Currie Rd from 8 Mile Rd to 9 Mile Rd (it is currently gravel).
  • Construction of a single-lane roundabout at the 8 Mile Rd/Currie Rd intersection.
  • Construction of a “compact” single-lane roundabout at the 9 Mile Rd/Currie Rd intersection.
  • Drainage improvements.
  • New concrete curbs and gutters.
  • New signs and pavement markings. During the work, access to homes along Currie Rd will be maintained; however, residents will need to use 9 Mile Rd during the construction of the roundabout at 8 Mile and Currie roads. For the 9 Mile/Currie Rd roundabout construction, Currie Rd residents will have access from 8 Mile Rd.

The detours for through traffic are:

  • Currie Rd closure: 7 Mile Rd to Napier Rd to 10 Mile Rd, back to Currie Rd and vice versa.
  • 8 Mile Rd traffic during the 8 Mile Rd/Currie Rd intersection closure: 8 Mile Rd to Griswold Rd to 10 Mile Rd to Napier Rd, back to 8 Mile Rd and vice versa.

The contractor for the project is Iafrate Construction of Warren. This section of Currie Rd carries approximately 1,800 vehicles daily.

For more information on the project, visit the Currie Rd page in the “Road Projects” section of the RCOC website, www.rcocweb.org (direct link: http://rcocweb.org/529/Currie-Road).

May 24, 2021 Road Closure: 8 Mile Rd and Currie Rd (Salem, Lyon Twps)

ON BEHALF OF ROAD COMMISSION FOR OAKLAND COUNTY

WHEN: Starting Tuesday, June 1, 2021

WHERE: 8 Mile Rd at Currie Rd on the border of Salem Township in Washtenaw County and Lyon Township in Oakland County

WHY: Utility relocation

BACKGROUND: On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will close 8 Mile Rd at Currie Rd on the border of Salem Township in Washtenaw County and Lyon Township in Oakland County for utility relocation work prior to an upcoming intersection project. A single-lane roundabout will be constructed in 2022 at this intersection.

The utility work is expected to be completed by June 30. However, all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

DETOUR: Click here for the detour map

CONTACT: If you have any questions concerning this work, please contact Craig Bryson, RCOC public information officer, (248) 645-2000 ext. 2202 or via email at cbryson@rcoc.org

ISSUE DATE: 05/24/21

Contact information:
Road Commission for Oakland County
    • (877) 858-4804