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Historic US-112

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Initially conceived of as a spur routing, beginning at US-12 in Detroit and proceeding west-southwesterly across much of the Lower Peninsula before dipping into Indiana at Elkhart, where it terminated, US-112 later became a "loop" route rejoining its parent US-12 at New Buffalo. For many years, US-112 was the "other" Detroit-to-Chicago route, but when I-94 replaced the existing US-12, US-112 was decommissioned and its parent replaced it in its entirety. In the end, US-112 only existed for 36 years.

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1927
(May 15)
New! The new US Highway designations across the state of Michigan officially become effective today, with US-112 superceeding the entire route of M-23 and the portion of M-17 between Ypsilanti and Detroit.
1927
(July 11)
New! The Detroit City Council approves the request made jointly by Grover C Dillman, State Highway Dept engineer, and John W Reid, commissioner of public works, to erect route markers on the various streets in downtown Detroit carrying the new U.S. Highway routes. US-112 is to be marked along Michigan Ave from the western limits of Detroit easterly into downtown, terminating at City Hall.

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