Renaming proposal would honor Franklin with road
Officials in Detroit are considering another way to remember legendary Motown singer Aretha Franklin.
Detroit Democratic Rep. Fred Durhal III has proposed renaming a portion of M-10 for the Queen of Soul. The stretch would be from 8 Mile to Interstate 94.
Franklin died in August at age 76 after battling pancreatic cancer.
The road is now known by names such as Lodge Freeway for a former Detroit mayor. Durhal said the section is near Franklin’s father’s church.