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I added the former exits with a source. If you want to get more accurate mileage on them, please do. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 00:11, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

@TenPoundHammer: just remember that when adding former interchanges, the notes must explain the "former-ness" of the situation. Also if the color key didn't have the gray color, it needs to be added. The article will not comply with MOS:RJL if either of these things are missing. Imzadi 1979  03:45, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Also, we have to have a citation to the map before the change and the map after the change. Imzadi 1979  03:46, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Okay, did I add descriptions of the old exits properly? Also, I'm working on getting Michigan maps from the specific eras to cite each change. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 04:00, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Well, some of them you just described the old exits without ever saying it was a former exit. You cannot rely on just the color; the notes must explicitly say it's a former exit somehow.
I'm going through my maps right now to correct the citations as necessary, indicating the appropriate years the exits were removed. Imzadi 1979  04:05, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
@TenPoundHammer: specifically, you need to remember to do things like this edit. The proper type is "closed", not "former". The latter works in {{jctint}} (and the state-specific templates like {{MIint}}), but it won't show the popup tooltip. The "former" type is for {{routelist row}}, which uses the same Lua module to pull up the colors. Anyway, you also didn't add the colors to the color key at the bottom of the table, something that will cause the article to fail MOS:RJL compliance. I appreciate your enthusiasm, but please do these simple things correctly. Imzadi 1979  01:54, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
A related note: Is there a consensus for what to do if the freeway is literally rerouted and the old routing obliterated? I haven't seen MDOT maps from that era in a while, so I don't know if they made it clear that the freeway was shifted northward in the 70s, and the old routing is now more or less the southern service drive in that area. Similarly, I-75 was shifted northward when the current Zilwaukee Bridge was built, obliterating an incomplete exit with M-13 and another that served Westervelt Road northbound and Adams Street southbound. (See here.) Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 16:17, 18 August 2014 (UTC)