I-496 Olds Freeway

I-496 Olds Freeway (HM1YU0)

Location: Lansing, MI 48933 Ingham County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 43.589', W 84° 33.127'

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Rolling Through the City

—The I-496 freeway loop opened in late 1970. —

The road, cutting across downtown Lansing, was given the name "Olds Freeway' in honor of Ransom E. Olds. The new freeway reflected a national trend as workers moved out of the cities to suburban homes. I-496 spurred growth in the suburbs, but claimed many streets, homes and businesses in the city. The Olds Mansion and the heart of Lansing's African American community were torn out by the freeway's construction.
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HM NumberHM1YU0
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Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 700410 N 4733347
Decimal Degrees42.72648333, -84.55211667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 43.589', W 84° 33.127'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 43' 35.34" N, 84° 33' 7.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)517, 989
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 W St Joseph St, Lansing MI 48933, US
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