Michigan Road Photos

Michigan Route 10

M-10 as it exists today came into existence in 1987 following the truncation of US 10 to Bay City.  Starting at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel entrance and connections to M-3 and the unsigned BS I-375 at the intersection of Jefferson Ave. and Randolph St. in downtown Detroit, M-10 follows the Lodge Fwy. northwest into Southfield, and up to the "Mixing Bowl" interchange with I-696 and US 24.  From there, M-10 continues northwest along...fittingly...Northwestern Hwy. into Farmington Hills, and up to its Northern Terminus at Orchard Lake Rd. in West Bloomfield.

Almost the entire stretch of the Lodge Freeway portion of M-10 has been reconstructed in recent years.  In 2006, M-10 saw reconstruction between Lahser Rd. and the far end of the "Mixing Bowl" interchange.  In 2007, M-10 was closed in its entirety between M-8 and M-39 between February and August for complete reconstruction and bridge improvements.  Between April and July, that closure extended up to Lahser Rd.  The freeway re-opened in its entirety on August 30.  In addition, M-10 from the start of the freeway in downtown Detroit up to M-8 was completely re-signed in 2007.  As a result, most every guide sign along the freeway stretch of M-10 is now in the Clearview font.  Unless otherwise stated below, all exit signs featured in this gallery are in Clearview.

Pictures on this page are arranged in order from south to north.  M-10 North photos are left-aligned in the first column, while M-10 South photos are right-aligned.  Center-line pictures are centered within the first column.  Click on one of the links below to jump to that particular county's pictures.


Wayne | Oakland



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Photographer

Date Taken

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Oakland County

City of Southfield

Left-side 1.5 mile advance exit sign for I-696 West (Exit 18 C), and right-side overhead 1 mile advance exit sign for US 24/Telegraph Rd. (Exits 18 B-A) on M-10 North in front of the I-696 overpass.  Compare the differences in how the left and right signs have been mounted. These signs do not share a single overhead gantry since they were installed on different occasions.  The US 24 exit sign was placed in 2006, while the I-696 exit sign was positioned in 2007.  At this point, M-10 has four northbound lanes. 

Dan Garnell 8/26/2007

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Overhead exit only sign for US 24/Telegraph Rd. North (Exit 18 A) on M-10 North.  A two-lane ramp from I-696 West merges in on the right after the I-696 overpass, giving M-10 six northbound lanes for a distance of approximately 0.75 mile.  About 0.25 mile before the US 24 interchange, the far right lane of M-10 North becomes exit only for US 24 North.

Dan Garnell 8/26/2007

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Sign truss with 0.5 mile advance diagrammatical exit sign for I-696 West (Exit 18 C), exit only sign for US 24/Telegraph Rd. South (Exit 18 B) and exit sign for US 24/Telegraph Rd. North (Exit 18A) on M-10 North.  The far right lane exits onto US 24 North, and the second lane from the right becomes exit only for US 24 South.  However, as the ramp from US 24 North to M-10 North merges in from the left after the sign gantry, another new lane is formed.

Dan Garnell 8/26/2007

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Sign truss with 0.25 mile advance diagrammatical exit sign for I-696 West (Exit 18 C), and exit sign for US 24/Telegraph Rd. South (Exit 18 B) on M-10 North.  The far right lane at this location exits onto US 24 South.  The left two lanes will default onto I-696 West 0.25 mile ahead, while the remaining three lanes will continue straight ahead for M-10 North traffic.  (The diagrammatical sign only shows two lanes for M-10 North instead of three.)

Dan Garnell 8/26/2007

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Sign truss with exit sign for I-696 West (Exit 18 C) and lane distribution sign for M-10 North on M-10 North at the final exit before the transition into Northwestern Hwy.  As the left two lanes carry traffic onto I-696 East, where the lane distribution sign indicates three lanes for M-10 North, a fourth lane is present on the right side.  This lane was added as a result of the merge of the on-ramp from US 24 South to M-10 North.

Dan Garnell 8/26/2007

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