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Old 06-14-2008, 10:41 PM
 
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Hey metro Detroit. I will be making a trip from Ohio to north of Detroit on Interstate 53. I was just wondering what is the best way to get to Interstate 53, from I-94 or I-75? Mapquest tells me I-94 but I just wanted to confirm that I-75 wouldnt be a better option. Does I-94 go through downtown Detroit or just I-75? Is one route more scenic than the other? Thanks so much for everyones help and I hope Detroit is doing better. Even though Im from Ohio, Im a fan of Detroit and hope things keep looking better for the city! Thanks again for everyones help!
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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Not 75 through downtown! It is closed for the Gateway project for two years.

Where in the world is interstate 53? Do you mean M-53 (Michigan Highway 53) which is Van Dyke Ave?

94 goes near downtown but not quite there. It runs on a more easternly path (follows Gratiot sort of at that point).

From Ohio, 75 to 275 (or to Southfield Rd) to 94 is a good option....OR 75 to Telegraph Rd to say 696 if you're going to Van Dyke. Or you could even go up 75, get off at Southfield Rd and head north, it becomes a freeway in about 2 miles and take that up to where it ends around 10 mile....then go up to 696 and head over to Van Dyke.

Lemme know what you meant by interstate 53 and I can help better.
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Old 06-15-2008, 09:53 AM
 
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I guess I mean Michigan Highway 53. I saw the route I needed to take and it had a 53 so I assumed it was Interstate-53 but then again, Im not from Michigan so I assume it is Michigan Highway 53 like you say. Can I get to that Mich. High. 53 from 94? Thanks for the reply
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Old 06-15-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Garden City, MI
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It's telling me the best way is 75...which it is if 75 wasn't closed downtown.

This is an option:

From Toledo OH to Van Dyke Ave, Warren MI (via I-75 to Southfield Road/Freeway and I-696) - Google Maps

This is another option:
From Toledo OH to Van Dyke Ave, Warren MI (via I-75 to Southfield Rd to I-94 to I-75 to I-696 - Google Maps

I'm not sure where on Van Dyke you're going so I just put Warren. I set the start from Toledo just so you get the idea coming from Ohio.

The first option you would take 75 north to Southfield Rd. Head north(west) on Southfield and it will become a freeway in about a mile and a half and then will be come a road again just before I-696. Take 696 east to Van Dyke.

Option two would take 75 north to Southfield Rd and instead of heading north on the Southfield Freeway you would take 94 east and then take that to 75 north to 696 east.


Edit: I just remembered 696 Eastbound is down to one lane around Woodward Ave. If you're going up real soon, you might want to just take 75 to Southfield to 94 and then just take that to 696 and head west and backtrack to 696. It's out of the way by quite a bit but the traffic on 696 is nasty right now. Not sure how long that's going on.

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Old 06-15-2008, 11:15 AM
 
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What time of day will you be trying to head north through Detroit? If you can avoid the evening rush hour (3:30 pm to 6:00 pm) you will not have to face the heavy stop-and-go traffic on most routes north out of Detroit.
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:11 PM
 
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I think what Im going to do is take I-75 to 696 and then take that to the Highway 53. But what about the construction on I75? I-75 isnt totally closed, is it?? I mean, arent there at least one or two lanes open???
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:13 PM
 
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What time of day will you be trying to head north through Detroit? If you can avoid the evening rush hour (3:30 pm to 6:00 pm) you will not have to face the heavy stop-and-go traffic on most routes north out of Detroit.
Ill be heading up in the early morning and will probably be going through about noon or 1 p.m. but coming back will be more in the late afternoon and primetime hours. Hopefully since its a Sunday the traffic will be lighter.
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:35 PM
 
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Take I-75 to I-275 (this is to avoid the Gateway Project). I-275 to I-94 East. I-94 East to I-75 North. I-75 North to M-59 East (Exit 76, I think). M-59 East to M-53. M-53 comes in shortly after M-59 becomes surface roads--DO NOT SPEED THROUGH THIS AREA (City of Utica). I believe you get on Northbound M-53 via a left turn.

Happy Travels!!!
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:51 PM
 
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I prefer the Southfield freeway. It's really quick from 75 to 94.
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Old 12-10-2008, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Take I-75 to I-275 (this is to avoid the Gateway Project). I-275 to I-94 East. I-94 East to I-75 North. I-75 North to M-59 East (Exit 76, I think). M-59 East to M-53. M-53 comes in shortly after M-59 becomes surface roads--DO NOT SPEED THROUGH THIS AREA (City of Utica). I believe you get on Northbound M-53 via a left turn.

Happy Travels!!!

That is a really long route. You are going about 15 miles West and then coming all the way back east. Not sure where you pick up the 53, but you can staay on 275 all the wway to 696. 275 Northbound really moves most of the time. It is a nice wide freeway.

You can take I-75 to Southfeiled and up that way as suggested, it is pretty quick. You could also get off I-75 at Clark, Right on Clark, left on Fort, then right on Rosa Parks. Take that round behind Joe Luis and cobo to the Ren Cen Go left on Rennassaince drive and right on Jefferson and get back on the 75 (375) off of Jefferson. Just follow the signs on Jefferson - it is a left hand exit so get int eh left lane right away. There is a more direct route to Jefferson from Fort, but I do nto remember the street names and there is more traffic.
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