You can find on this page the Detroit streets map to print and to download in PDF. The Detroit roads map presents the road network, main roads, routes and motorways of Detroit in Michigan - USA.

Detroit streets map

Map of Detroit streets

The Detroit streets map shows all street network and main roads of Detroit. This streets map of Detroit will allow you to find your routes through the streets of Detroit in Michigan - USA. The Detroit streets map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

he eight clear lines on Detroit histogram represent two separate grids. There is one aligned on an East-West, North-South axis — think 8 Mile and Wyoming — and another one that is off-kilter, that uses the angle of the Detroit River shoreline as its guide — aka, Mack and John R. The two grids are not the only street systems affecting the organization of the city streets — Boeing rendering, mapping street frequency, does not account for the radial spokes of Fort, Michigan, Grand River, Woodward, Gratiot and Jefferson, built along Native American trading paths (see Detroit streets map). Nor does it reveal the small fragment of Augustus Woodward Plan of Detroit that got built in the 1800s at the heart of downtown — these two other organizational patterns intersect the other grids and are an outsize influence on how we visualize and navigate the city. And do not even get us started on how the freeways sliced up the map.

Possibly named for early Detroiter, James Abbott, or his son James Abbott, who was one of the city first postmasters. Mary Bailey, of the Detroit News, writes, ''Abbott Street was opened in 1835 and was named for James Abbott Jr., born in Detroit in 1776 as its mentioned in Detroit streets map. The Detroit Almanc tells the story of the naming of Armada Village/Township. The story is that a meeting was held in 1867 to rename an area called Honeoye (and before that, Burke Corners). The meeting dragged on and on until finally, Hosea Northup stood and declared the name to be Armada ( pronounced ar-MAY-da). Audrain Street was renamed Clayton sometime between 1910 and 1924. It was supposedly named for Peter Audrain, Secretary of Governor and Judges Territorial Legislature and Clerk of Courts. Some sources spell the name Audrian. I believe Audrain is correct.

Over the years, Grand River Avenue was expanded further northwest and widened to accommodate additional traffic. For example, in 1930, plans to widen Grand River from Six Mile Road through what formerly had been the village of Redford (but was now part of Detroit) were advanced by Wayne County Road Commissioner Edward N. Hines. In 1933, it was determined that Grand River and Woodward Avenue were the longest streets in Detroit as its shown in Detroit streets map. Named for a tree indigenous to Michigan. It is common for areas in cities to have streets named after trees. Ash Street in Detroit is near Butternut, Poplar, Pine, Spruce, Magnolia, Mulberry, and Sycamore Streets.

Detroit roads map

Map of Detroit roads

The Detroit roads map shows all road network and highways of Detroit. This roads map of Detroit will allow you to find your routes through the roads and motorways of Detroit in Michigan - USA. The Detroit roads map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Roads and freeways in metropolitan Detroit summarizes the main throughfares in region. The freeways consist of an advanced network of interconnecting freeways which include Interstate highways as its mentioned in Detroit roads map. The Metro Detroit region extensive toll-free expressway system which, together with its status as a major port city, provide advantages to its location as a global business center. There are no toll roads in Michigan. Traditionally, Detroiters referred to their freeways by name rather than route number. That is still true today, with many Detroiters calling the freeways by their names, but numbers are in use as well. Other freeways are referred to only by number as in the case of I-275 and M-59: their names, if any, were never in common everyday usage. M-53, while not officially designated, is commonly called the Van Dyke Expressway. Detroit area freeways are typically sunken below ground level to permit local traffic to pass over the freeway.

Eight Mile Road was originally a dirt road that was designated as M-102 in 1928 as you can see in Detroit roads map. Gradually, the road was widened and extended. Currently it exists in most areas as an eight-lane road, spanning more than 20 miles across metropolitan Detroit. Its more popular name is derived from the Detroit area Mile Road System. This system helps to identify streets running east-west throughout the region, beginning at the downtown intersection of Woodward and Michigan Avenue near the Detroit River. Hence, Eight Mile is approximately eight miles from the shore. On a map, Eight Mile separates Wayne and Washtenaw counties from Macomb, Oakland, and Livingston, and Macomb counties. Today, Eight Mile exists as a physical dividing line, as well as a de-facto psychological and cultural boundary for the region. Serving as the northern border to the City of Detroit, Eight Mile separates the city predominately African American urban core from the more white, upper-class suburbs to the north.

On Detroit far east side, which is aligned according to the French colonial long lot system rather than the Northwest Ordinance survey grid, Cadieux, Moross, and Vernier Roads are not extensions of 6 Mile Road, 7 Mile Road and 8 Mile Road, respectively as its shown in Detroit roads map. East McNichols (6 Mile) ends at Gratiot Avenue, with traffic continuing to Cadieux two miles (3 km) away via Seymour Street and Morang Drive. East 7 Mile Road ends as a short four-lane one-way side street at Kelly Road, two blocks east of where Moross veers off from 7 Mile, taking most traffic with it. Most traffic on 8 Mile Road continuing east of Kelly Road veers onto Vernier Road; 8 Mile continues as a side street eastward for a short distance past Harper Avenue. This is a common misconception by residents of Detroit, Harper Woods and Grosse Pointe, as Cadieux, Moross and Vernier appear to be extensions of their mile-road neighbors, but are in fact roads in their own right.