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Author Topic: Has anyone seen this big of a gap before?  (Read 838 times)

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Re: Has anyone seen this big of a gap before?
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2019, 10:14:33 PM »

There are roads that change names back and forth. Like NJ 27 is Lincoln Highway south of I-287 and then again leaving Metuchen and re-entering Edison. In between it's mostly Middlesex Ave (although that has a small gap of its own). If that counts, its more than a 2-mile "gap".

US 67 is mostly Lindbergh Blvd in St Louis County MO. However, there's a two-mile stretch through Kirkwood where it's called Kirkwood Road (which predates the construction of most of Lindbergh).
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Re: Has anyone seen this big of a gap before?
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2019, 10:22:21 PM »

How about the gap between Livernois in Ferndale and Livernois in Troy?
That's just a discontinuous street. Livernois goes up to about 9 1/2 Mile Road on the border with Pleasant Ridge and then starts back up at Woodward as Main Street and becomes Livernois again at 14 Mile. Those kind of gaps are common but the gap I'm talking about it should have a different name for the street south of Vreeland.
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Re: Has anyone seen this big of a gap before?
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2019, 10:26:28 PM »

FWIW - Hall Road used to be a continuous road back north and south of Vreeland Road back in the 1960s.  You can verify this by looking at old USGS maps.

But in 1972, Ford put in the Flat Rock Assembly Plant.  That marked the end of "old" Hall Road south of Vreeland.  They then built a "new" Hall Road south of Vreeland on the west end of the Plant site.

As for keeping the name, who knows why.
Ok yeah that makes perfect sense. Thanks.
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Re: Has anyone seen this big of a gap before?
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2019, 10:36:05 PM »

The route that old US-10 would have taken to Detroit changed names frequently. Between Midland and Detroit the old routing continued on Saginaw Road which is how it entered Midland and stayed Saginaw Road until entering Saginaw County where it became Midland Road, then followed Midland Road (part of today's M-47) to State Street (today's M-58) which multiplexed with M-47 because M-47 north of M-58 didn't exist at the time and M-47 went on a totally different routing south of M-46 which is where it ends now (M-52 north of I-96 was what replaced M-47 south of M-46). Anyway, it was State Street then went up to Washington Street (M-13 today) for a block to Genesee then this is where the street name starts because it's basically the same street all the way to Pontiac. Genesee, Dixie Hwy, Saginaw Road, Dixie Hwy again (there's a huge discontinuous gap, "an entire county"), Oakland Avenue in Pontiac, then Woodward Avenue the rest of the way to Detroit. So the same street has six different names and a huge discontinuous gap of Dixie Hwy skipping Genesee County.
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