Michigan Highway 5 extends northwest out of downtown Detroit into Detroit's northwestern suburbs. Michigan Highway 5 begins at Cass and Grand River Avenues in downtown Detroit, two blocks west of the Grand Circus. The highway designation follows Grand River Avenue northwest until it reaches Farmington. At Farmington, Michigan Highway 5 makes a slight left onto a freeway leading into the complex interchange involving Interstates 96, 275, and 696. Michigan Highway 5 emerges from the chaotic interchange heading nearly due north for another four to five miles. The highway ends unceremoniously at a roundabout with an unnumbered road called Pontiac Tail, alongside the town of Walled Lake. Technically, this northern terminus lies in Commerce Charter Township.
My photo of Michigan Highway 5 was taken looking northwest down the highway, occupying Grand River Avenue. The sign faces southeast toward Interstate 75. Drivers moving northwest on M-5 will see this sign assembly and this scene right after passing over Interstate 75 and exiting downtown Detroit. This photo was taken in April 2021 as part of the trip to Detroit and Michigan's Thumb.