Grand River Road
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The Grand River Road went from Detroit to Lansing, Michigan. A Native-American trail that crossed the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. As with other "Indian trails," the Grand River Trail was used by the European settlers arriving in the area during the 1830s and '40s. The original footpath was gradually improved until, around 1850, two plank roads were constructed linking Detroit and Lansing. The route was known as the Grand River Road prior to its designation as US Route 16 in 1926. This portion of US 16 has been superseded by I-96 and a segment of Grand River Avenue in Detroit ultimately became M-5.