MotorCities National Heritage Area

January 29, 2020

The MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership, along with their Capital Area stewardship group and M-DOT, are hosting a dedication at the Michigan History Center in Lansing to celebrate the installation of their first nine highway signs. Four of the signs are located in the Lansing area, and one is north of Flint.

The signs should be a gamechanger with regard to generating additional awareness and name recognition for MotorCities.

About MotorCities’ Highway Signs

Drivers in the Flint and Lansing areas are likely to notice something new along the highways -- those familiar brown National Park Service signs with a message welcoming them to the MotorCities National Heritage Area! The first five signs installed in November are the culmination of many years of work with the Michigan Department of Transportation and can be found in the following locations:

  • Southbound I-75 before the Mt. Morris exit north of Flint;
  • Eastbound I-69 near Lansing Road northeast of Lansing;
  • Eastbound I-96 near the I-69 interchange northwest of Lansing;
  • Eastbound I-96 near the US 127 interchange southeast of Lansing;
  • Westbound I-96 near the US 127 interchange southeast of Lansing. 

Four more signs have been installed in metro Detroit, as part of the first phase of 15 total MotorCities' highway signs, and additional installations are planned for near Kalamazoo, Jackson, and Ypsilanti.