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Michigan Route 10
Southern Terminus: M-3, Detroit, Wayne County. | Northern Terminus: Orchard Lake Rd., W. Bloomfield, Oakland County.
M-10 was designated in 1986 following the truncation of US 10 to Bay City. M-10 replaced the US 10 designation along the Lodge Fwy. from downtown Detroit to the "Mixing Bowl" interchange with I-696 and US 24, and the M-4 designation along Northwestern Hwy. from there to Orchard Lake Rd. in West Bloomfield.
| The southern terminus of M-10 is in
downtown Detroit at M-3 (Randolph St.), three blocks after the Lodge
Fwy. ends and Jefferson Ave. takes over. In 2003, M-3 was re-routed
along Randolph St. to a new southern terminus at M-10's southern terminus.
As M-10 ends, Jefferson Ave. becomes the unsigned BS I-375, which
carries on for two blocks before I-375
begins. This photo shows the scene along M-10 South as the Lodge Fwy.
ends when Jefferson Ave. merges in from the right just before passing
underneath Joe Louis Arena and Cobo Hall.
PHOTO # 1: Howard Goldman, November 2003.
| In late 2003, this new TO M-10 shield
assembly was erected along Jefferson Ave. just after Brush St. M-10
begins in one block, at the next signal (Randolph St.).
PHOTO # 2: Howard Goldman, November 2003.
| Here is where the first reassurance
marker for M-10 North should be, right after the intersection with
M-3. The NORTH tab is present, but the M-10 marker is missing!
PHOTO # 3: Howard Goldman, November 2003.
| The northern terminus of M-10 is at Orchard
Lake Rd. in West Bloomfield. There are currently a number of proposals
in place to reconfigure the entire area where M-10, Orchard Lake Rd.,
and 14 Mile Rd. come together, including the possibility of turning
a number of signalized intersections into roundabouts. For more information
on these proposals, check out the site for the Northwestern
Corridor Project by DLZ Michigan, Inc.
PHOTOS # 1: Mike Terner, October 4, 2003.
| Here is the first reassurance marker
for M-10 in the southbound direction. M-10 is only in West Bloomfield
for a couple of blocks: upon crossing 14 Mile Rd., M-10 passes into
PHOTO # 2: Howard Goldman, November 15, 2003.
| On Southbound Orchard Lake Rd., there
is no reference to M-10 specifically. Instead, there is this guide sign
in the median identifying the upcoming highway by its name, Northwestern
PHOTO # 3: Howard Goldman, November 15, 2003.
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Page Created: February 13, 2004.
Last Updated: February 13, 2004.