Saskatchewan Highway 2
Highway 2 is a provincial highway in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It is the longest Saskatchewan Highway, at 809 km; the highway is divided and undivided. However, only about 18 kilometres near Moose Jaw, 11 kilometres near Chamberlain, 21 kilometres near Prince Albert are divided highway. Highway 2 is a major north-south route, beginning at the Canada–US border at the Port of West Poplar River, Opheim, Montana customs checkpoints. Montana Highway 24 continues south; the town of La Ronge delimits the northern terminus with Highway 102 continuing north. It passes through the major cities of Prince Albert in the north. Highway 2 overlaps Highway 11 between the towns of Findlater; this 11 kilometres section of road is a wrong-way concurrency. The highway ends at La Ronge, where it becomes Highway 102; the highway started as a graded road in the 1920s which followed the grid lines of the early survey system and was maintained by early homesteaders of each rural municipality. Paving projects of the 1950s created all weather roads.
Technological advances have paved the way for cost-effective methods of improvements to highway surfaces to meet the wear and tear of increased tourist and commercial highway traffic. The stretch of Highway 2 from Moose Jaw to Prince Albert was designated in 2005 as Veterans Memorial Highway; the designation coincided with Veterans Week 2005. The CanAm Highway comprises Saskatchewan Highways 35, 39, 6, 3, 2. Saskatchewan Highway 2 departs the Canada–United States border in a northerly direction. Montana Highway 24 continues in a southerly direction in the United States; the United States border crossing is in Opheim and the Canadian is at West Poplar River. Nearby there are campgrounds available, a point of information regarding the crossing of Poplar River; the area is rich in history, this is the Big Muddy Badlands area which featured the hideouts of outlaws and rum runners of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. This area remained above the Quaternary age ice sheets, being pushed and folded by the glacier movement resulting in glaciotectonic hills.
The highway winds up, around these hills along the way. The Big Muddy Badlands are within the Missouri Coteau. At km 12 the highway reaches Kildeer, the intersection with Highway 18. Access to Wood Mountain Post Provincial Historical Park is obtained by following Highway 18 north for 17 kilometres; this section of Highway 2 begins as a Class 4 highway and is under the jurisdiction of the Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation South West Transportation Planning Council. The highway is a secondary weight highway with a thin membrane surface type as it only has an average of 390 vehicles per day according to the 2007 Average Annual Daily Traffic count, taken north of Rockglen. Highway 2 begins a concurrency with Highway 18 in a northeasterly direction. Alfalfa and alfalfa mixtures and fodder crops and spring wheat are the main crops in Old Post rural municipality. There is a point of information at km 42; this area is known as the Wood Mountain Uplands where there are mining endeavours undertaken such as coal, bentonite and ceramic clays.
Paleontological digs have uncovered a 63-million-year-old sea turtle, excavated in the Killdeer region. Rockglen is located at km 49, Highway 2 now extends in a northerly direction again. Rockglen and Assiniboia are the city of Moose Jaw; this geographical region of Highway 2 from Rockglen to Assiniboia has been upgraded to a Class 3 highway as it carries 800 vehicles per day counted to the south of Assiniboia. Therefore, the surface type before Assiniboia is a granular road surface, a structural pavement with a hot mix surface coating; the highway type, surface and construction projects are looked after by the SHS South Central Traffic Planning Committee. Fife Lake is located to the north east of the highway; the St. Victor Petroglyph Historic Park is located just to the west of Highway 2 by 10.4 kilometres. These unique petroglyph features carved into the sandstone are disappearing. At km 103 is the town of Assiniboia where 1,260 vpd results in the highway designated as an asphalt concrete Class 2 primary weight highway all the way to Moose Jaw.
Junction with Highway 13, the Red Coat Trail occurs at km 103. Vantage is located to the west of the highway along this stretch, with access provided at km 128. Mossbank is located at the intersection with Highway 718. Here is the southeast portion of Old Wives Lake, a part of the Chaplin, Old Wives Lake, Reed Lakes - Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network Site, a designated Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve Network, protecting three saline lakes and freshwater marshes. Ardill is located near the northern extremity of Lake of the Rivers. Highway 36 is located at km 175, which provides access to Crestwynd, the Jean Louis Legare Regional Park. At km 183, is the junction with Highway 716 west providing access to Briercrest; the home of the Snowbirds, the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron is at CFB Moose Jaw, Bushell Park at the km 202 junction with Highway 363. Before entering the city of Moose Jaw is an 18 kilometres twinned highway section; the city of Moose Jaw does not have a cloverleaf, highway 2 goes through the centre of the city.
Moose Jaw, a city of 32,132 features large roadside attractions such as Capone's Car, Moose Family and Mac the moose. Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort, Tunnels of Moose Jaw, Histo
Cleveland is a city in Bradley County, United States. The population was 41,285 at the 2010 census, it is the county seat and largest city in Bradley County, the principal city of the Cleveland, Tennessee metropolitan area, included in the Chattanooga–Cleveland–Dalton, TN–GA–AL Combined Statistical Area. Cleveland is the fourteenth-largest city in Tennessee and the fifth-largest industrially, having thirteen Fortune 500 manufacturers. Long before the time of European encounter, this area was part of a large territory occupied by the Cherokee Nation, which extended into the South to present-day western North Carolina and Alabama. During and after the American Revolutionary War, European Americans came into increasing conflict with the Cherokee by migrating west of the Appalachian Mountains and encroaching on Cherokee territory; the Cherokee had resisted settlers who tried to take over their territory. In 1819, the Cherokee Agency— the official liaison between the U. S. government and the Cherokee Nation— was moved to the Hiwassee area, a few miles north of what is now Cleveland.
The Indian agent was Colonel Return J. Meigs. Charleston and Blythe Ferry were both important sites during the Cherokee Removal in the late 1830s; the legislative act that created Bradley County in 1836 authorized the establishment of a county seat, to be named "Cleveland" after Colonel Benjamin Cleveland, a commander at the Battle of Kings Mountain during the American Revolution. The commissioners chose "Taylor's Place," the home of Andrew Taylor, as the location for the county seat, due to the site's excellent water sources. By 1838, Cleveland had a population of 400, was home to two churches, a school for boys, the Oak Grove Academy; the city was incorporated on February 4, 1842, elections for mayor and aldermen were held shortly afterward. Cleveland grew following the arrival of the railroad in the 1850s. While bitterly divided over the issue of secession on the eve of the Civil War, like Bradley County and most of East Tennessee, voted against Tennessee's Ordinance of Secession in June 1861.
The railroad bridge over the Hiwassee River to the north was among those destroyed by the East Tennessee bridge-burning conspiracy in November 1861. Cleveland was occupied by the Confederate Army from 1861 to 1863. During the 1870s, Cleveland had a growth spurt, became one of the first cities in Tennessee to experience the effects of the Industrial Revolution in the United States; the city's iconic Craigmiles Hall was constructed in 1878 as an opera meeting hall. Numerous factories were established, including the Hardwick Stove Company in 1879, the Cleveland Woolen Mills in 1880, the Cleveland Chair Company in 1884. By 1890, this industrialization helped the city support nine physicians, twelve attorneys, eleven general stores, fourteen grocery stores, three drug stores, three hardware stores, six butcher shops, two hatmakers, two hotels, a shoe store, seven saloons. A mule-drawn trolley system was established in 1886, the city received telephone service in 1888. In 1895 the city received public water.
During this period, Cleveland's population more than doubled from 1,812 in 1880 to 3,643 in 1900. Many of the buildings in today's downtown area, now considered the Cleveland Commercial Historic District, as well as the nearby Ocoee Street and Centenary Avenue Historic Districts, were constructed between 1880 and 1915. In 1918, the Church of God, a Christian denomination headquartered in Cleveland, established a Bible school that would develop as Lee University. Cleveland's Chamber of Commerce was established in 1925; the city had postwar growth when several major factories were constructed in the area following World War II. As a result, the city has expanded much to the north and northwest; the historic business district is now in the southern portion of the current town. Cleveland is located in southeast Tennessee in the center of Bradley County situated among a series of low hills and ridges 15 miles west of the Blue Ridge Mountains and 15 miles east of the Chickamauga Lake impoundment of the Tennessee River.
The Hiwassee River, which flows down out of the mountains and forms the northern boundary of Bradley County, empties into the Tennessee a few miles northwest of Cleveland. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total land area of 26.9 square miles in 2010. The city's terrain is made up of parallel ridges, including Candies Creek Ridge, Mouse Creek/Lead Mine Ridge, Blue Springs Ridge, which are extensions of the Appalachian Mountains that run north-northeast through the city. Several streams run in the valleys between the ridges including Candies Creek, located west of Clingan Ridge, South Mouse Creek, between Mouse Creek and Lead Mine Ridge. Mouse Creek and Blue Springs Ridge have lower elevations within the city of Cleveland than elsewhere in Bradley County, which made the area easier to settle. Cleveland is unofficially referred to as consisting of five major regions: Downtown Cleveland, Northern Cleveland, Western Cleveland, East Cleveland, South Cleveland. East and South Cleveland are census-designated places within the city limits.
There are no official borders between the other divisions. Downtown Cleveland, which coexists with the Cleveland Commercial Historic District, encompasses the business district and consists of private businesses and g
Oʻahu, known as "The Gathering Place", is the third-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. It is home to one million people—about two-thirds of the population of the U. S. state of Hawaiʻi. The state capital, Honolulu, is on Oʻahu's southeast coast. Including small associated islands such as Ford Island and the islands in Kāneʻohe Bay and off the eastern coast, its area is 596.7 square miles, making it the 20th-largest island in the United States. Oʻahu is 44 miles long and 30 miles across, its shoreline is 227 miles long. The island is composed of two separate shield volcanoes: the Waiʻanae and Koʻolau Ranges, with a broad "valley" or saddle between them; the highest point is Kaʻala in the Waiʻanae Range, rising to 4,003 feet above sea level. The island was home to 953,207 people in 2010. Oʻahu has for a long time been known as the "Gathering Place"; the term Oʻahu has no confirmed meaning in Hawaiian, other than that of the place itself. Ancient Hawaiian tradition attributes the name's origin in the legend of Hawaiʻiloa, the Polynesian navigator credited with discovery of the Hawaiian Islands.
The story relates. Residents of Oʻahu refer to themselves as no matter their ancestry; the city of Honolulu—largest city, state capital, main deepwater marine port for the State of Hawaiʻi—is located here. As a jurisdictional unit, the entire island of Oʻahu is in the Honolulu County, although as a place name, Honolulu occupies only a portion of the southeast end of the island. Well-known features found on Oʻahu include Waikīkī, Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Kāneʻohe Bay, Kailua Bay, North Shore. While the entire island is the City and County of Honolulu, locals identify settlements using town names (generally those of the Census Designated Places, consider the island to be divided into various areas, which may overlap; the most accepted areas are the "City", "Town" or "Town side", the urbanized area from Halawa to the area below Diamond Head, "West Oʻahu," which goes from Pearl Harbor to Kapolei, ʻEwa and may include the Mākaha and Waiʻanae areas. These terms are somewhat flexible, depending on the area in which the user lives, are used in a general way, but residents of each area identify with their part of the island those outside of widely-known towns.
For instance, if locals are asked where they live, they would reply "Windward Oʻahu" rather than "Lāʻie". Being diamond-shaped, surrounded by ocean and divided by mountain ranges, directions on Oʻahu are not described with the compass directions found throughout the world. Locals instead use directions using Honolulu as the central point. To go ʻewa means traveling toward the western tip of the island, "Diamond Head" is toward the eastern tip, mauka is inland and makai toward the sea; when these directions became common, Diamond Head was the eastern edge of the primary populated area. Today, with a much larger populace and extensive development, the mountain itself is not to the east when directions are given, is not to be used as a literal point of reference—to go "Diamond Head" is to go to the east from anywhere on the island. Oʻahu is known for having the longest rain shower in history, which lasted for 200 consecutive days. Kāneʻohe Ranch, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi reported 247 straight days with rain from August 27, 1993 to April 30, 1994.
The island has many nicknames one of them being "rainbow state." This is. The average temperature in Oʻahu is around 70–85 °F and the island is the warmest in June through October; the weather during the winter is cooler, but still warm with an average temperature of 68–78 °F. The windward side is known for some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Lanikai Beach on the windward coast of Oʻahu has been ranked among the best beaches in the world; the island has been inhabited since at least 3rd century A. D; the 304-year-old Kingdom of Oʻahu was once ruled by the most ancient aliʻi in all of the Hawaiian Islands. The first great king of Oʻahu was Maʻilikūkahi, the lawmaker, followed by many generation of monarchs. Kualiʻi was the first of the warlike kings. In 1773, the throne fell upon the son of Elani of Ewa. In 1783, Kahekili II, King of Maui, conquered Oʻahu and deposed the reigning family and made his son, Kalanikūpule, king of Oʻahu. Kamehameha the Great would conquer in the mountain Kalanikūpule's force in the Battle of Nuʻuanu.
Kamehameha founded the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi with the conquest of Oʻahu in 1795. Hawaiʻi would not be unified until the islands of Kauaʻi and Niʻihau surrendered under King Kaumualiʻi in 1810. Kamehameha III moved his capital from Lāhainā, Maui to Honolulu, Oʻahu in 1845. ʻIolani Palace, built by other members of the royal family, is still standing, is the only royal palace on American soil. Oʻahu was apparent
Wakefield is a city in Gogebic County, United States. It is located in the western Upper Peninsula; the population was 1,851 at the 2010 census. The city is politically independent, it is on U. S. Highway 2 about 10 miles east of Ironwood and the Wisconsin border. M-28 has its western terminus in the city, it is home to Sunday Lake, Indianhead Mountain Resort, Gogebic County Medical Care Facility, Gogebic County Community Mental Health Authority. Once a mining town, the economy is now based upon the forest industry and services, tourism. George Mix Wakefield, born born February6,1839,in Henderson, New York, a son of James Patterson Wakefield and Hannah B. Hall, had the town site of Wakefield platted in May 1886, his parents moved their family to Waukesha County, Wisconsin in October 1844. Mr. Wakefield became interested in logging and real estate and acquired vast tracts of land in the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan in the 1870s and 1880s. Together with various other capitalists he built sawmills and logged the pine forests of the area, became involved in mineral exploration.
He was one of the parties who held interests in the mineral rights to the Sunday Lake mine, as well as a few nearby properties. Mr. Wakefield moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1879 and established a real estate business, dealing in timber and mineral lands in Michigan, Wisconsin and Alaska, he was secretary-treasurer of the Ontonagon River Improvement and Boom Company, organized in 1880. They made it possible to float logs out to Lake Superior and built a sawmill on an island near the mouth of the Ontonagon river in Ontonagon, Michigan; the G. M. Wakefield Mineral Land Company was formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 18, 1899 for the purpose of dealing in mineral lands, agricultural lands, real estate. George M. Wakefield, his wife and their son Vernon T. Wakefield were the stockholders with a capital stock of $50,000 divided into 500 shares. Most of the land held was between Wakefield and Lake Gogebic. Mr. Wakefield was a major stockholder in the Beacon, Cosmos and Summit mineral land companies.
The Wakefield ancestry is traced back to John Wakefield, born about 1614 in Gravesend, County Kent and immigrated to Virginia aboard the "America" in June 1635, along with his brothers Richard Wakefield and Thomas Wakefield. John Wakefield settled at Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Wakefield was incorporated as a village by the Gogebic County Board of Supervisors on November 20, 1887, it became incorporated as a city in 1919. The founding of Wakefield and much of its early history was based upon the discovery of iron ore on the east end of Sunday Lake by George A. Fay in 1881. Upon its discovery several mining companies surged to the area and many mines opened. Many of the cities location names such as Plymouth, Pike and Comet got their names from these iron mines; the first mines in Wakefield were the Sunday Lake, Iron Chief, the Brotherton. According to the Gogebic Range Directory of 1888, the output of these mines in 1886 was as follows: Sunday Lake, 13,00 tons. Wakefield's iron mines include: MIKADO Captain John Lester did pioneering work on the MIKADO in 1886.
Development occurred off and on for several years, until the first ore was shipped in 1895. The mine is credited with shipping over one million tons from 1895 to 1917. Shipments from 1919 to 1952 were sent under the PLYMOUTH name; the MIKADO mine was located in Verona location. PILGRIM Explorations began on this location in the spring of 1886 under Captain Harry Letcher. Nothing was shipped until 1919 -- 27; the PILGRIM was located just east of the MIKADO. PLYMOUTH The PLYMOUTH open pit mine operated just to the west of the WAKEFIELD, but the PLYMOUTH was an open pit operation, with the possible exception of a small amount of ore taken out of the No.3 shaft as it was being sunk. It began shipping in 1916 and closed on November 6, 1952, having shipped seventeen million tons. WAKEFIELD Drill exploration began on the WAKEFIELD property in July 1912, two shafts were down by the following summer; the first ore shipment was made on October 15, 1913. The WAKEFIELD soon became an open pit mine, shipping a total of fourteen million gross tons from 1913 to 1954.
CITY OF CHICAGO Exploration began in the latter part of 1886 at this location on the north shore of Sunday lake. The SPARTA operated on the same location in 1888 and the CITY OF CHICAGO returned in 1896 producing shipments of one hundred thousand tons of ore between 1896 and 1915, it was called the SOUTH CHICAGO in 1915. SPARTA The former CITY OF CHICAGO exploration became the SPARTA in 1888, it was developed and shipped ten thousand tons from 1891 to 1895. ALPHA In the summer of 1886 the Alpha Iron Mining Company sank a shaft near the north shore of Sunday lake. By 1890 this location was taken over by the PIKE mine. PIKE Captain Robinson D. Pike of Bayfield, Wisconsin took over the former ALPHA option in 1889. Ten years the PIKE made its first shipment, with total shipments of over one hundred five thousand tons from 1899 to 1910. In 1927 the PIKE became part of the SUNDAY LAKE GROUP. BROTHERTON Frank H. Brotherton began mineral explorations near Sunday lake in the summer of 1883; the first iron ore was shipped from the mine in 1886, with total shipments amounting to two million six hundred ninety thousand tons by the time the mine clos
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 8,076, it is the county seat of Mason County. Ludington is a harbor town located on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Pere Marquette River. Many people come to Ludington year round for recreation, including boating and swimming on Lake Michigan, Hamlin Lake, other smaller inland lakes, as well as hunting and camping. Nearby are Ludington State Park, Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness, Manistee National Forest. Ludington is the home port of the SS Badger, a vehicle and passenger ferry with daily service in the summer across Lake Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Watching the Badger come into port in the evening from the end of the north breakwall by the Ludington lighthouse is a favorite local pastime. Ludington has multiple disc golf courses, attracting numerous players. In summer, the city hosts quite a few large events. Examples are one of the largest Gus Macker basketball tournaments, the Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival, the Lakestride Half Marathon in June, the West Shore Art League's Art Fair.
As a result of its many attractions, Ludington is the fifth-most-popular tourist city in Michigan, behind Mackinaw City, Traverse City and Sault Ste. Marie. In 1675, Father Jacques Marquette, French missionary and explorer and was laid to rest here. A memorial and large iron cross mark the location. There was a petition to remove this monument due to it involving religion, it is still being considered. In 1845, Burr Caswell moved to the area near the mouth of the Pere Marquette River as a location for trapping and fishing. In July 1847, when he brought his family to live there, they became the first permanent residents of European ancestry. Two years they built a two-story wood-framed house on their farm. After the organization of Mason County in 1855, the first floor of this building was converted into the county's first courthouse. Restored in 1976 by the Mason County Historical Society, the structure stands today as a part of White Pine Village, a museum consisting of several restored and replica Mason County buildings.
The town was named Pere Marquette later named after the industrialist James Ludington, whose logging operations the village developed around. Ludington was incorporated as a City in 1873, the same year that the County seat was moved from the Village of Lincoln to the City of Ludington; the area boom in the late 19th century was due to these sawmills and the discovery of salt deposits. By 1892, 162 million board feet of lumber and 52 million wood shingles had been produced by the Ludington sawmills. With all of this commerce occurring, Ludington became a major Great Lakes shipping port. In 1875, the Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad began cross-lake shipping operations with the sidewheel steamer SS John Sherman, it became apparent quite early that the John Sherman was not large enough to handle the volume of freight and the F&PM Railroad contracted with the Goodrich Line of Steamers to handle the break bulk freight out of the Port of Ludington. In 1897, the F&PM railroad constructed the Pere Marquette.
This was the beginning of the creation of a fleet of ferries to continue the rail cargo across Lake Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The fleet was expanded to carry cars and passengers across the lake. By the mid-1950s, Ludington had become the largest car ferry port in the world. Due to disuse and declining industry, this fleet dwindled. Only one carferry, the SS Badger, makes regular trips across the lake from Ludington, one of only two lake-crossing car ferries on Lake Michigan. During the late 1910s and early 1920s, Ludington was the home of the Ludington Mariners minor league baseball team. A team of the same name plays "old time base ball" in historical reenactments of the original version of the game. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.71 square miles, of which 3.37 square miles is land and 0.34 square miles is water. The Ludington North Breakwall Light is at the end of the north pierhead on Lake Michigan. Ludington is part of Northern Michigan.
Ludington has a humid continental climate bordering on the hot-summer subtype Dfa seen further south in Michigan. Winters are cold and snowy, albeit somewhat moderated by Lake Michigan, whereas summers are warm and hot, although records have not ranged in the 100 °F as a result of said lake moderation. US 10 enters the city from the east, connecting with Clare and Bay City, it continues across Lake Michigan into Wisconsin via the SS Badger, providing carferry service to Manitowoc. US 31 is a freeway to the south of a junction with US 10 east of Ludington. US 31 and US 10 run concurrently for about five miles east of Ludington before US 31 turns northerly again at Scottville. Bus. US 31 is a section of the former US 31 along Pere Marquette Highway east of the city. M-116 is a spur route providing access to Ludington State Park, to the north of the city, from US 10 downtown. In addition, U. S. Bicycle Route 20 runs through Ludington ends at south side of the city; as of the 2010 census, there were 8,076 people, 3,549 households, 2,004 families residing in the city.
The population density was 2,396.4 inhabitants per square mile. There were 4,432 housing units at an average density of 1,315.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 92.2% White, 1.1% African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 2.0% from other races, a
M-28 (Michigan highway)
M-28 is an east–west state trunkline highway that traverses nearly all of the Upper Peninsula of the U. S. state of Michigan, from Wakefield to near Sault Ste. Marie in Bruce Township. Along with US Highway 2, M-28 forms a pair of primary highways linking the Upper Peninsula from end to end, providing a major access route for traffic from Michigan and Canada along the southern shore of Lake Superior. M-28 is the longest state trunkline in Michigan numbered with the "M-" prefix at 290.373 miles. The entire highway is listed on the National Highway System, while three sections of M-28 are part of the Lake Superior Circle Tour. M-28 carries two memorial highway designations along its route. Throughout its course across the Upper Peninsula, M-28 passes through forested woodlands, bog swamps, urbanized areas, along the Lake Superior shoreline. Sections of roadway cross both units of the Hiawatha National Forest; some of the other landmarks accessible from M-28 include the Seney Stretch, Seney National Wildlife Refuge and several historic bridges.
M-28 is an original trunkline designation, dating to the 1919 formation of the state's trunkline system. The original highway was much shorter than the current version. M-28 was expanded eastward to the Sault Ste. Marie area in the late 1920s; the western end has been expanded twice to different locations on the Wisconsin state line. Other changes along the routing have led to the creation of three different business loops at various times, with one still extant. Future changes, proposed by Marquette County but not accepted by the Michigan Department of Transportation, could see M-28 rerouted over County Road 480. M-28 is Canadian traffic along the south shore of Lake Superior, it forms the northern half of a pair of primary trunklines linking the Upper Peninsula from end to end. The 290.373-mile highway comprises two lanes, undivided except for sections that are concurrent with US 41 near Marquette. The "Marquette Bypass" portion of US 41/M-28 is a four-lane expressway, segments of the highway in Marquette County have four lanes.
The entire route is part of the National Highway System, three sections of the trunkline are part of the Lake Superior Circle Tour. In the west, M-28 begins at a signalized intersection with US 2 in Wakefield. Heading north, the highway passes Sunday Lake heading out of town. After crossing into southwestern Ontonagon County and the Eastern Time Zone, the trunkline highway skirts the northern shore of Lake Gogebic, running concurrently with M-64; the first section of M-28 designated as a part of the Lake Superior Circle Tour is from the western terminus to the eastern junction with M-64 in Bergland, where the Circle Tour turns north along M-64, leaving M-28. Here, M-28 has its lowest traffic counts; the trunkline runs through forested areas of southern Houghton and Baraga counties. At the eastern junction with US 41 near Covington, M-28 receives the Circle Tour designation again and exits the Ottawa National Forest. In Baraga and Marquette counties, US 41/M-28 passes through hilly terrain before entering the urban areas of Ishpeming and Marquette.
13,000–17,000 vehicles use this section from Ishpeming eastward through Negaunee. West of the city of Marquette, US 41/M-28 had a peak 2013 AADT of 32,805 vehicles in Marquette Township along a retail and business corridor; this peak level is sustained until the start of the Marquette Bypass, where the traffic returns to the 16,500-vehicle and higher levels seen in Ishpeming and Negaunee. South of the city of Marquette, traffic counts once again climb to 19,620 vehicles. In Chocolay Township the AADT drops to 8,840 vehicles before tapering off to 3,065 vehicles by the county line. At the Ishpeming–Negaunee city line, M-28 changes memorial highway designations. From the western terminus to this point, M-28 is called the "Veterans Memorial Highway", but it becomes the "D. J. Jacobetti Memorial Highway" to honor the longest-serving member of the Michigan Legislature, Dominic J. Jacobetti; the Jacobetti Highway designation ends at the eastern M-123 junction in Chippewa County. Between Marquette and Munising, M-28 parallels the Lake Superior shoreline, providing scenic views of the lake and its "lonesome sandy beaches".
The Lakenenland Sculpture Park is located in Chocolay Township near Shot Point in eastern Marquette County. This roadside attraction is owned by Tom Lakenen and features fanciful works of art made of scrap iron. Near the community of Au Train, M-28 crosses into the western unit of the Hiawatha National Forest. West of Munising is a ferry dock offering transport to the Grand Island National Recreation Area, at Munising there is easy access to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore; the roadway features variable-message signs to warn motorists of winter weather-related traffic closures along the lakeshore. Installed at the US 41 and M-94 junctions, the signs advise motorists which sections of roadway are closed. Per MDOT policy, only snowplows are allowed on these sections during a closure; the highway exits the Hiawatha National Forest at the Alger County–Schoolcraft County line along the Seney Stretch. The portion of M-28 between Seney and Shingleton, called the Seney Stretch, is 25 miles of "straight-as-an-arrow highway" across the Great Manistique Swamp, "though others claim it's 50 miles, only because it seems longer."
The Seney Stretch is the longest such section of highway in the state, "one of the longest stretches of curveless highway east o
Interstate 69 in Michigan
Interstate 69 is a part of the Interstate Highway System that will run from the Mexican border in Texas to the Canadian border at Port Huron, Michigan. In Michigan, it is a state trunkline highway that enters the state south of Coldwater and passes the cities of Lansing and Flint in the Lower Peninsula. A north–south freeway from the Indiana–Michigan border to the Lansing area, it changes direction to east–west after running concurrently with I-96; the freeway continues to Port Huron before terminating in the middle of the twin-span Blue Water Bridge while running concurrently with I-94 at the border. There are four related business loops for I-69 in the state, connecting the freeway to adjacent cities. Predecessors to I-69 include the first M-29, US Highway 27, M-78 and M-21; the freeway was not included on the original Interstate Highway System planning maps in the mid-1950s, but it was added in 1958 along a shorter route. Michigan built segments of freeway for the future Interstate in the 1960s, the state was granted additional Interstate mileage in 1968 to extend I-69 north and east to Flint.
Extensions in 1973 and 1987 resulted in the modern highway. The first freeway segment designated as I-69 in Michigan opened in 1967, the last was completed in 1992, finishing Michigan's Interstate System. US 27 ran concurrently with I-69 from the Indiana–Michigan state line north to the Lansing area, but this designation was removed in 2002; the entirety of I-69 is listed on the National Highway System, a network of roadways important to the country's economy and mobility. The freeway carries 91,100 vehicles on average each day between I-475 and M-54 in Flint and 14,085 vehicles between M-53 and Capac Road near the Lapeer–St. Clair county line, the highest and lowest traffic counts in 2012, respectively. I-69 carries the Lake Huron Circle Tour in the Port Huron area and the I-69 Recreational Heritage Route from the Indiana state line north to the Calhoun–Eaton county line. I-69 is a four-lane freeway in the state of Michigan, with exceptions in the Lansing and Flint metro areas where it is six lanes and in Port Huron where it is three lanes westbound and three lanes eastbound until eastbound traffic splits into six lanes of local traffic to Port Huron and two lanes to the Blue Water Bridge.
I-69 in Michigan begins at the Indiana state line southeast of Kinderhook and just north of an interchange with the Indiana Toll Road, which carries I-80 and I-90. From there, I-69 runs northward through a mixture of Southern Michigan farmland and woodland in Branch County. A few miles north of the state line, the freeway passes Coldwater Lake State Park and its namesake body of water. I-69 curves around the east side of Coldwater, connecting to the city's business loop on the south of town. East of downtown, the freeway intersects the northern end of the business loop at an interchange that features US 12. Farther north, the freeway turns to the northwest, crosses into Calhoun County and over the St. Joseph River. I-69 turns back northward and bypasses Tekonsha to the town's west, intersecting M-60 in the process. Curving around Nottawa Lake, I-69 continues northward through southern Calhoun County, it passes through an interchange that marks the southern terminus of M-227, a highway that connects northward into Marshall.
The freeway crosses the Kalamazoo River and passes through an interchange with M-96 west of downtown Marshall. From that interchange northward, the BL I-94 designation is overlaid on I-69. North of I-94, I-69 has one more interchange at N Drive North before crossing into Eaton County. In southern Eaton County, the freeway parallels the Battle Creek River north of the junction with M-78. Near Olivet, I-69 begins to turn in a northeasterly direction and curves around the north side of town. On the south side of Charlotte, I-69 turns northward, traversing an area to the east of downtown and crossing the former routing of US 27, now part of the business loop for the city. Farther north, the freeway has a junction with M-50, a bridge over the Battle Creek River, an interchange with the northern end of the business loop next to Fitch H. Beach Airport. North of the airport, I-69 turns northeasterly again and parallels Lansing Road, the former route of US 27/M-78; the freeway meets the southern end of M-100 near Potterville and continues into the Lansing–East Lansing metropolitan area.
Southwest of the state's capital city, I-69 crosses over Lansing Road near Lansing Delta Township Assembly, a factory for General Motors. The combined I-96/I-69 runs northward through the suburban edges of the Lansing area, intersecting the western ends of I-496 and the BL I-69 for Lansing; the freeway enters Clinton County, just north of a crossing of the Grand River, I-69 turns eastward to separate from I-96. As a part of the larger interchange with I-96, I-69 crosses BL I-96 without any connections. After leaving the I-96 concurrency, I-69 changes cardinal orientation and is signed as east–west from that point on; the freeway continues parallel to the Looking Glass River through suburban areas north of Capital Region International Airport. North of East Lansing, I-69 meets US 127 at a cloverleaf interchange. East of that junction, I-69 turns southeasterly passing the Hawk Hollow Golf Course and Park Lake on the way to meet the eastern end of BL I-69 just north of Lake Lansing. I-69 turns northeasterly parallel to Lansing Road to enter Shiawassee County.
The freeway continues through Centra