Encyclopedia Of Detroit

Fisher Freeway

Detroit’s Freeway system, first called an expressway, became part of the interstate highway system created by the Eisenhower Administration in the 1950s.  A 14 mile roadway connecting the Downriver area to Downtown Detroit, I-75 Southbound opened, in stages, between 1967 and 1970.  Named after Detroit’s banking and auto family, I-75 Southbound is known as the Fisher Freeway to locals.

Written by Stacy Newman

 


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