Detroit to CP road report

Friday, August 2, 2002 12:40 PM

Has anyone made the trip to CP from Detroit lately? The wife and I are planning on a trip on Sunday (from Pontiac actually), and were wondering what the highways were like?

I checked the MDOT sites, and found a few items, but they haven't always been too reliable in the past for us.

We usually head down M-24 from Pontiac to the Lodge/Southfield, down to I-75 to I-280 and cut across thru Oregon to get to Sandusky.

Thanks!

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Friday, August 2, 2002 12:46 PM
Isn't that a little out of the way, cutting through Oregon? Hardy-freaking-har, I know. ;)

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Saturday, August 3, 2002 4:11 AM
Grue,

I would advise not taking this route.. I-75 is under major construction in the Downriver area. (I work right near the construction zone). I-75 is actually completely removed in some parts.

I would suggest taking M-24 to I-696 west. Merge on to I-275 south and then that merges into I-75 about 20 miles down.

From there you can use your plans. I take either the turnpike or OH-2 (?) over to Sandusky.

I have taken this route 5 times this year and it has been smooth every time. There is some construction near and in Toledo, but it did not cause any backup while I was driving through.

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Saturday, August 3, 2002 6:01 AM
The I-75 South construction isn't TOO bad, but going north you have to take the detour from hell up M-85. James K has got it down.

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Saturday, August 3, 2002 6:42 AM

Coming from Pontiac you could cut over to 23 as well. I don't think any construction is going on over there.

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Saturday, August 3, 2002 8:10 AM
I agree with James K. We just went to Cedar Point last weekend and followed the I-696 to I-275 to I-75 route. When coming back from the Point, just reverse it and take 75 to 275 to 696.

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"And that's why I'm a coaster enthusiast." - Dude behind me on MF

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Saturday, August 3, 2002 12:46 PM

Another vote for the 275 to 75 route. We live just west of 275 and it's been clear all the way down. 280 has some light construction, but not enough to mess with you, especially on a Sunday morning.

BTW, I always take route 2 through Oregon, and have for 30 years. I know some people claim they get stuck behind "slow moving" trucks, but the speed limit IS 60 mph and the trucks keep up with the limit. the only ones complaining are those who like to lead foot it. They'll complain even more if they ever get an Ohio speeding ticket.

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Saturday, August 3, 2002 1:59 PM

Thanks for the replies everyone!

If you're there Sunday, look for the wife and I. I'll be wearing my white Volcano shirt. (*Geek*)

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