Redford Township — The name of a road on new signs along a revamped stretch of Detroit-area freeway isn’t what motorists are used to seeing, but officials say it’s correct.

Signs on Interstate 96 inform motorists that they can exit onto Middle Belt road. The Detroit Free Press reports the two-word spelling of Middle Belt is a change from the past, when many referred to the road by one word: Middlebelt.

Michigan Department of Transportation spokeswoman Diane Cross says she didn’t know how long signs with the incorrect names were on the freeway.

The one-word spelling is found all over the place, including on signs on surface streets and restaurant menus.

A seven-mile stretch of I-96 in Livonia and Wayne County’s Redford Township reopened Sunday after a $148 million project.

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