Interstate 475, in Michigan, is the freeway running north-south through downtown Flint. As Interstate 75, the main highway, flanks downtown Flint to the west, Interstate 475 is provided as an alternate to that main highway, for those seeking to access the heart of Flint, Michigan. Predictably, the northern end and southern end are both located at Interstate 75, to the north and south of Flint. In downtown Flint, Interstate 475 has a full stack interchange with Interstate 69, the main east-west freeway through Flint.
My photo of a cutout shield for Interstate 475 comes from the southernmost full-access interchange with a surface road, in Grand Blanc, Michigan. This interchange is a partial cloverleaf with Hill Avenue, just south of Flint. The sign assembly shown in the photo faced east, spelling out the options for westbound travelers approaching the interchange. In recent years, the adoption of unisigns for Michigan's Interstate junctions has made cutout shields difficult to find across the state. Usually, I'm relegated to finding these cutout shields on "To" guide markers, distant from the Interstate itself. Though the sign assembly depicted was standing in March 2019, when I took this early morning photo, it, too, has succumbed to the transformation into unisigns. This photo was one of many taken as I toured around central and southern Michigan.
Michigan Interstate guides will come with complete exit lists and a photo for every exit, at some point in the future when I've driven the full lengths of all of them. This page showing the cutout shield will stay here for now, until that happens.