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Detroit Freeway Could Be Renamed for Aretha Franklin

The freeway of love? A Michigan highway could be renamed for Aretha Franklin. The freeway of love? A Michigan highway could be renamed for Aretha Franklin. |  Photo: Music video via ABC News

Created: October 07, 2018 05:57 PM

DETROIT (AP) - Officials in Detroit are considering another way to remember legendary Motown singer Aretha Franklin.

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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 various names such as Lodge Freeway for a former Detroit mayor. Durhal says the section is near Franklin's father's church.

The measure has 80 co-sponsors and could be heard before the legislature adjourns its two-year session late this year.

The Detroit City Council acted last year to name a downtown street for Franklin and recently approved memorializing her in a city park .

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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