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Author Topic: What was the original purpose of the Davison Freeway?  (Read 1812 times)

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What was the original purpose of the Davison Freeway?
« on: October 31, 2017, 11:58:05 AM »

It seems like such a random-ass place to put a freeway before any connections existed.

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Re: What was the original purpose of the Davison Freeway?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 12:00:17 PM »

Traffic flow by the Chrysler HQ and some of the plants during WWII.  The Willow Run Expressway was built for much the same purpose (traffic flow to/from the plant) during the war.
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Re: What was the original purpose of the Davison Freeway?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 12:15:29 AM »

To get from one side of Detroit to the other more quickly it was due to heavy traffic and was the only street to cross Highland Park. It functions as a link between I-75 and the Lodge though.
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Re: What was the original purpose of the Davison Freeway?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2018, 11:28:55 PM »

It was also proposed to extend east to I-94 and west to I-96 back in the day.
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Re: What was the original purpose of the Davison Freeway?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2018, 05:03:15 PM »

There is information at michiganhighways.org, including these entries:

M-8: http://michiganhighways.org/listings/M-008.html
M-14: http://michiganhighways.org/listings/M-014.html
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