It might seem like most of Michigan's roads have been around since the birth of sweet baby Jesus.

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Every year without fail I hit a pothole that I pray doesn't break my car into a thousand pieces.

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While Michigan's roads haven't been around since the beginning of time we do have one of the oldest ones in the country.

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Michigan's Oldest Road Still Has Cars Cruising Down It Today

If you've ever driven on Woodward Avenue between Detroit and Pontiac then you've driven on Michigan's oldest road.

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Before it was called Woodward Avenue it was known by several other names.

Woodward Avenue as we know it now was established as a primary transportation path by Native Americans.

It was known as the Saginaw Trail and later became a wood-planked “corduroy road” for wagon travel.

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Pictured above is an excavated corduroy road from Germany.

Fun Facts About Woodward Avenue

In 1909, the first mile of concrete highway in the world was built between Six and Seven Mile roads by Wayne County.

In 1916, the 27-mile length to Pontiac was paved

The Woodward Dream Cruise

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The Woodward Dream Cruise is an annual event where car enthusiasts gather to watch classic cars cruise up and down Woodward avenue.

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If you want to check it out in person the 2023 Woodward Dream Cruise is scheduled for Saturday, August 19th from 9a - 9p.

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Take A Tour Of Woodward Avenue From Pontaic To Detroit

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