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.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 700410 N 4733347|
|Decimal Degrees||42.72648333, -84.55211667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 43.589', W 84° 33.127'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 43' 35.34" N, 84° 33' 7.62" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||517, 989|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-199 W St Joseph St, Lansing MI 48933, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
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