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Old 12-19-2016, 08:33 PM
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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Originally Posted by belleislerunner View Post

Oh and the Davidson is much more convenient if you're coming downtown from Southfield - You take Lodge, Davison to 75. 75 has more lanes and faster speeds to get you through North End/New Center/Midtown/Downtown. 96 to Davison to Lodge is a whole different story as that cuts through a neighborhood as a residential expressway.
Ironic. In the morning, I drive down 75 and take the Davison over to the Lodge. I find it moves much better than 75. I never get caught in stop and go south of the Davison. (knock on wood)
I have taken the Lodge from Telegraph in the morning before, and I wanted to scream because I was parked through Southfield.
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:08 AM
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That's because for whatever reason the Lodge narrows to two lanes at the Southfield Fwy for 1/2 a mile then opens right back up - so there's a structural bottleneck. I'd be curious if there are ever plans to widen that in the future.
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:58 PM
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I grew up in/around Houston where this is common, at least for some of the freeways. I-45 to Galveston is the "Gulf Freeway" for example. Actually a lot of things with the roads are similar, like how the same road here in the D can have multiple names, or even have the same name in multiple places (like Dequindre or Outer Drive).
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Old 01-17-2017, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by brodie734 View Post
I mostly just wish that traffic reporters would stop using the incomprehensible local freeway nicknames. It does not help me to know that traffic is backed up on the Davison. I do not know what the Davison is, where the Davison is or why the Davison is.
Funny, recently my GPS told me to get onto M-8 and I'm like "WTH is M-8?" When I realized it was the Davison I was both excited - and concerned, because in all my earlier years of driving, you just didn't use the Davison. Tricky left exits, terrible potholes, and about 1000 alternate routes anyway.

Well, the Davison is now all beautiful new concrete. Closely bordered by bombed out looking houses and buildings. Kind of surreal, but a nice ride anyway.
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