The Walk From Greektown to LCA is Longer Than This MI Freeway
Michigan's shortest Freeway is located in Detroit.
It's no surprise to any Michigander to hear that I-75 is the longest highway in Michigan and runs 395 miles between Ohio and Sault Ste. Marie. The shortest state trunkline road, at only 0.7 miles long, is M-212 in Cheboygan County. What is the shortest freeway in Michigan?
The shortest freeway in Michigan, with a total distance of 1.062 miles, is I-375 in Detroit. At one point, I-375 was recognized as the shortest signed Interstate Highway in the nation. That changed when the 0.9-mile I-110 in El Paso, Texas became a signed Interstate Highway. However, this may not last long as the Michigan Department of Transportation announced last year that I-375 will be converted to a boulevard.
To put into perspective just how short of a freeway this is, here are some things throughout Michigan that are longer than I-375.
- The track at Michigan International Speedway. Coming in at two miles long, the MIS track is almost double the length of I-375.
- The Mackinac Bridge. With a total length of 26,372 feet, the Mighty Mac is just shy of five miles long.
- The Ambassador Bridge. While smaller than the Mackinac Bridge, the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor is still 0.36 miles longer than I-375.
- Walking from Greektown Casino (Yes, I know it's Hollywood Casino now, but not everyone knows that) to Little Caesars Arena is on average a 1.2-mile trek depending on which way you go. That is still longer than I-375.
- The average length of a PGA Tour golf course is 7,200-7,300 yards (just over four miles.) That means that most PGA golfers will walk the distance of I-375 around four times in any given round they play.