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Encyclopedia > Van Dyke Expressway

While not officially named or posted as such, the so-called "Van Dyke Freeway" or "Van Dyke Expressway" is an 8.75 mile segment of controlled-access freeway in the US state of Michigan, unconnected to any other freeways in the state. This highway is designated as M-53. A typical rural freeway (Interstate 5 in the Central Valley of California). ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: United States Wikinews has news related to this article: United States United States government Official website of the United States government - Gateway to governmental sites White House - Official site of the US President Senate. ... State nickname: Wolverine State or Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm Official languages English Area 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 147,255 km²  - Water 103,687 km² (41. ... Michigan State Highway 53 or M-53 is the gateway to the thumb of Michigan. ...


This portion of the M-53 freeway was constructed in the 1960s and was envisioned as part of a much larger project to connect the freeways within the city of Detroit with a proposed M-21 (now I-69 freeway near Imlay City. Only the portion from 18-1/2 Mile Road in Sterling Heights northerly to north of 27 Mile Road near Washington was built, although a massive freeway-to-freeway interchange was completed along I-696 in Warren in the early 1970s. City motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) City nicknames: The Motor City and Motown Location in the state of Michigan Founded July 24, 1701 County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 370. ... Michigan State Highway 21 or M-21, is an east-west highway in the U.S. state of Michigan connecting the cities of Grand Rapids and Flint. ... Interstate 69 is an interstate highway in the midwestern United States. ... Imlay City is a city located in Lapeer County, Michigan. ... Sterling Heights is a city located in Macomb County, Michigan. ... Interstate 696 often referred to as Michigans Autobahn by locals, is an interstate highway entirely within the US state of Michigan. ... Warren is a city located in Macomb County, Michigan. ...


As of 2004, the Romeo bypass (continuing on north of the freeway) was upgraded to a limted-access, divided expressway (no private access, but without grade-separated interchanges) and long-range plans are to convert this segment to fully controlled-access freeway in the future. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The M-53 freeway in Macomb County is offically named the Christopher Columbus Freeway and signs are posted with this name at many of the interchanges. Radio traffic reports have been known to use the official name, the colloquial "Van Dyke Freeway" as well as "M-53 Freeway" interchangably over the years.


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Van Dyke Expressway: Information from Answers.com (273 words)
Van Dyke Expressway, or Van Dyke Freeway, is an 8.75 mile segment of controlled-access freeway in the U.S. state of Michigan, unconnected to any other freeways in the state.
This portion of the M-53 freeway was constructed in the 1960s and was envisioned as part of a much larger project to connect the freeways within the city of Detroit with a proposed M-21 (now I-69 freeway near Imlay City.
As of 2004, the Romeo bypass (continuing on north of the freeway) was upgraded to a limited-access, divided expressway (no private access, but without grade-separated interchanges) and long-range plans are to convert this segment to fully controlled-access freeway in the future.
Van Dyke: Information from Answers.com (349 words)
Anthony van Dyck, (1599 – 1641), Flemish painter
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Van Dyke Expressway, highway in the U.S. state of Michigan
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