By Jessica Mathews /

A road closure that’s needed for utility relocation on the borer of two area townships starts today.

Consumers Energy is expected to close 8 Mile Road at Currie Road in Lyon Township, on the border of Salem Township, beginning today for pipeline relocation work. The road is expected to re-open June 30th.

The work is being done in advance of an upcoming Road Commission for Oakland County intersection project. A single-lane roundabout will be constructed in 2022 at the intersection.

Meanwhile, Currie Road remains closed from 8 Mile Road to 9 Mile Road for ongoing utility relocations work and is expected to remain closed through mid-June.

For the Consumers utility work that starts today, the detour route for 8 Mile Road traffic during the closure is Napier Road to 10 Mile Road to Griswold Road, back to 8 Mile Road and vice versa. This section of 8 Mile Road is said to carry approximately 8,000 vehicles daily. The work is being done under a Road Commission permit.

All work is weather dependent.