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Lane closures continue at 13 Mile and Lahser

By: Linda Shepard | Birmingham - Bloomfield Eagle | Published August 31, 2018

BEVERLY HILLS — A Consumers Energy project at 13 Mile and Lahser roads will result in lane closures for at least two months.

“We’ll have to work through it,” Beverly Hills Village Manager Chris Wilson said. “The village received less than 24 hours notice that because of work by Consumers, they would be shutting down one lane of traffic in all (directions).”

According to Consumers Energy officials, the intersection will remain open to traffic during the project, but lane restrictions will cause significant traffic delays.   

Wilson said village officials talked to administrators at Detroit Country Day School, located near the intersection, about traffic flow during the first weeks of school. Beverly Hills police plan to assign an officer to the intersection during morning and afternoon rush times until traffic flow rates through the area have been determined, Wilson said.

Craig Bryson, Road Commission for Oakland County communications officer, said the project involves the installation of new and expanded Consumers Energy gas lines.

“It is right outside our offices,” he said. “So we have the pleasure of driving through it every day. We didn’t know about it too much in advance either, just a couple of days.”

Lane closures began Aug. 15, and the project is slated to be completed sometime in October, according to Consumers Energy officials.