Detroit Department of Transportation route 15 'Chicago-Davison'
|Communities Served||Detroit, Highland Park|
|Route Type||East-West Route|
|Days of Operation||Daily|
|Vehicles Used||Gillig Low Floor, New Flyer Industries D40LF, New Flyer Industries XD40, New Flyer Industries XDE40|
|Average Daily Weekday Ridership (2014)||1,473|
15 Chicago-Davison is a bus route operated by the Detroit Department of Transportation in Detroit, Michigan, United States.
This route travels on several roads between terminuses at Orangelawn Street and Burt Road on the west side of Detroit and Joseph Campau Street and McNichols Road on the east side.
- September 4, 1974 - Route begins service after a merger of the former Oakman and West Chicago bus routes. The new route, the first local route launched after Detroit Street Railway became DDOT, operated from Orangelawn and Burt to East Nevada and Mount Elliott Streets via Burt Road, West Chicago Street, Oakman Boulevard, Ewald Circle, Davison Street, Joseph Campau Street and East Nevada Street. Night service continued eastward to Van Dyke Street.
- 1989 - Service along East Nevada Street is replaced by a rerouted route 10 Chene and now ends at Joseph Campau and McNichols.
- 1996 - Service is rerouted via Woodrow Wilson Street eastbound/Rosa Parks Boulevard westbound, Glendale Street, Hamilton Avenue eastbound/3rd Street westbound, Manchester Parkway and Oakland Street due to the closure of the Davison Freeway (which the route traversed between Woodrow Wilson and 3rd) for reconstruction. Initially, this detour is temporary, but eventually becomes permanent even after the Davison Freeway reopens in 1997 since the detour served shopping centers at Woodward Avenue and Manchester Parkway.