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M-201
Southern Terminus: M-22 in the southern portion of the village Northport
Northern Terminus: Northern village limit of Northport
Length: 1.47 miles
Map: Route Map of M-201
Notes: Although it appears that M-201 was created to serve Leelanau State Park north of Northport, the highway was in existence for many decades before the state park was created in the early 1970s. In the end, M-201 does provide one easily-followed route through the maze of streets in downtown Northport, handy for tourists heading for the state park and the Grand Traverse Lighthouse.
  The precise (or even approximate) date M-201 makes its designated debut in Michigan is extremely difficult to ascertain. It does not appear on the Official Michigan Highway map until the late-1940s, although the route of M-201 had been determined as a state trunkline highway in the mid-1920s. It also does not appear on many internal Michigan State Highway Dept maps until the late-1940s as well. Part of the problem in the case of this route is that it seems what is now M-201 was likely either designated as a "third-leg" of M-22 at Northport—much like M-15 (now US-41) in the Keweenaw Peninsula in the 1920s and M-108 at Mackinaw City for many years—or it was an unsigned state trunkline in its early days. It is doubtful M-201 was designated as such in the mid-1920s, as numbers in the 200s range were not first assigned for nearly a decade. Pending further research, an educated guess would place M-201's probable debut in the mid-1930s, likely 1933.
History: 1924 (Oct 15) - The entire length of present-day M-201 in Northport, at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula, is assumed into the state trunkline system. However, as detailed in the "Notes" section above, it appears this segment of highway is either un-numbered or treated as a "third-leg" of M-22 for the time being.
  1933? - While currently unclear, M-201 as a separate route designation is likely applied to the highway in this year or soon after.
  1949 (Apr 15) - M-201 makes its marked debut on the Official Michigan Highway map. From this year on, M-201 appears on all MDSH maps.
Freeway/Expwy: No portion of M-201 is freeway or expressway.
Photographs:
Weblinks: M-201 @ Michigan Highway Ends - photos of the termini of M-201 at Dan Garnell's excellent Michigan Highway Ends website.

M-203
Southern Terminus: US-41 on the west side of Hancock, at cnr Quincy St & Lincoln Ave
Northern Terminus: US-41/M-26 northeast of downtown Calumet
Length: 17.98 miles
Map: Route Map of M-203
Notes: Located in the Keweenaw Peninsula, M-203 serves as an access route to F.J. McLain State Park from both Hancock and Calumet.
Although it would seem to be well-suited, M-203 is not a part of the Lake Superior Circle Tour, which generally follows the state highway closest to the lake in question. In this area, the "mainline" of the Lake Superior Circle Tour follows US-41 northeasterly from Houghton/Hancock through Calumet/Laurium and into Keweenaw Co. A short "loop" tour, signed with white-on-brown signs, does exist through downtown Calument, with a portion of a loop route following M-203.
History: 1933 (Jul 12) - A new 9.0-mile long state trunkline spur route is determined in Houghton Co, designated M-203 and beginning at US-41 in Hancock at the cnr of Quincy St & Lincoln Ave heading northerly along the east/north side of the Portage Lake Ship Canal, terminating at the canal's entrance into Lake Superior at the site of present-day F.J. McLain State Park.
  1939 (Jul 13) - The entire length of M-203 is cancelled as a state trunkline and the route is scheduled for turning back to local control. It is unclear if this transfer actually takes place (see below).
  1940 (Nov 12) - A little more than a year after M-203 is cancelled in its entirety, the original 9-mile route is re-assumed into the state trunkline system from Houghton to the ship canal mouth and an additional 8 miles are tacked onto the route, taking the highway easterly past Bear Lake and on to Calumet, where it now terminates at US-41/M-26 on the northeast corner of that community.
  1949 (Nov 10) - The route of M-203 at its northern end is shortened by one city block when US-41/M-26 is realigned at Calumet. The former route is transferred to local control.
  1963 (Oct 16) - The 2.2 miles of M-203 through the F.J. McLain State Park and through a sharp curve at the Portage Lake Ship Canal mouth is turned back to local control and a new 1.887-mile realignment is officially assumed into the trunkline system, bypassing the state park and cutting off the sharp corner. Most of the former route of M-203 is abandoned or obliterated in this process.
  1972 (Sept 14) - A realignment of M-203 from Bear Lake (near F.J. McLain State Park) easterly to Bear Lake Rd cuts off two 90-degree turns in the highway. The east-west section of the former route from Bear Lake to Bear Lake Rd is abandoned as a public road, while the north-south portion along Bear Lake Rd is turned back to local control.
Freeway/Expwy: No portion of M-203 is freeway or expressway.
Circle Tour: Lake Superior Circle Tour LOOP: At Calumet, from Sixth St to the northern terminus of M-203 at US-41/M-26.
Photographs:
Weblinks: M-203 @ Michigan Highway Ends - photos of the termini of M-203 at Dan Garnell's excellent Michigan Highway Ends website.

M-204
Western Terminus: M-22 two miles south of Leland
Eastern Terminus: M-22 on the north side of Suttons Bay
Length: 7.22 miles
Map: Route Map of M-204
Notes: One of two state highways which cross the Leelanau Peninsula in an east-west fashion. The other is M-72.
  A Michigan State Highway Dept map dating from the time of M-204's debut seems to indicate this highway was initially assigned the designation of M-304. Whether this was an error on the map is unclear, as the first 1934 issue of the Official Michigan Highway Map clearly shows the new trunkline as M-204.
History: 1933 (Jul 12) - A new 7.6-mile long "cross-peninsular" trunkline route is assumed into the state highway system in Leelanau Co from M-22 south of Leland to M-22 in Suttons Bay via present-day Duck Lake Rd.
  1939 (Jul 13) - A 0.6-mile slight realignment of M-204 from the community of Lake Leelanau easterly across the narrows of the town's namesake occurs with the old road being obliterated in the process.
  1956 - Two small realignments between Lake Leelanau and Suttons Bay:
  • (Mar 26) - A 0.4-mile realignment replaces a twist in the road with a smoother curve less than a mile west of the Suttons Bay city limit. The old route is abandoned and is now used as an access to the surrounding orchards.
  • (May 4) - Another minor realignment straightens a portion of M-204 near the intersection of Sylt Rd east of Lake Leelanau. The former alignment is turned back to local control as an access to Sylt Rd.
  1970 (Jul 1) - All of M-204 from Hoeft Rd less than a mile east of M-22 at Duck Lake Corner (south of Leland) easterly to the bridge over the Lake Leelanau Narrows in the community of Lake Leelanau is officially cancelled as state trunkline, replaced by an overall realignment with gentler curves and a better cross-section. Some of the former route survives the reconstruction in Lake Leelanau between Plamon Rd and St Mary's St and is turned back to local control as Main St/Old M-204, while the remainder of the route is either obliterated by the new alignment or is abandoned as a public roadway.
Freeway/Expwy: No portion of M-204 is freeway or expressway.
Photographs:
Weblinks: M-204 @ Michigan Highway Ends - photos of the termini of M-204 at Dan Garnell's excellent Michigan Highway Ends website.
    M-204/Lake Leelanau Narrows Bridge - from MDOT, "The bridge exemplifies the impact of Depression-era programs, which not only provided work for the unemployed, but also created long-lasting improvements serving other purposes, such as tourism."

FORMER M-205
Former
Southern Terminus:
Indiana state line (connection w/IN SR-19) southeast of Adamsville
Former
Northern Terminus:
US-12 two miles east of Adamsville
Former Length: 1.74 miles
Map: Route Map of Former M-205
Notes: While what would later become M-205 was part of the state trunkline system as of September 1925, it was initially designated as part of US-112, which dipped into Indiana at this point in southern Cass Co. As initially designated, US-112 began in downtown Detroit at US-12 and proceeded west-southwesterly across the southernmost Lower Peninsula to Cass Co, where it disappeared into Indiana, terminating in Elkhart. After the western terminus of US-112 seemingly wavered between Elkhart, Ind., South Bend, Ind., and even Rolling Prairie and La Porte, Ind. for a few years, the Indiana portion of US-112 was, oddly, redesignated as US-112S meaning US-112 became US-112S at the state line in the mid-1930s. Meanwhile, plans for a new trunkline westerly from this point were being made and in 1933 a routing was determined beginning at the 90-degree corner in Former M-205 at Cassopolis Rd & Redfield St and proceeding northwesterly, mostly cross-country, toward Niles, designated M-151. In 1935, this route was abandoned and the present-day alignment of US-12 between Former M-205 and Niles was determined for M-151, with US-112 still turning southerly into Indiana. Later in the year, M-151 would give way to a rerouted US-112 into Niles.
History: 1935 - The route of M-151 from present-day Former M-205 westerly through Edwardsburg and into Niles is redesignated as US-112, with that designation continuing westerly with M-60 to US-12 at New Buffalo. The former route of US-112 from what had formerly been designated M-151 (present-day US-12) westerly and southerly to the Indiana state line and a connection with the newly-extended IN SR-19 is designated as M-205.
  1953 (Nov 6) - The 90-degree turn in "Allenton" at the corner of Cassopolis Rd & Redfield St is bypassed by a new gentler curve, shortening the route by a few hundredths of a mile. The former route is turned back to local control.
  2002 (Oct 10) - With the completion and opening of the new M-217/Michiana Parkway from US-12 near Union southerly to the Indiana state line and a connection with Elkhart Co Rd 17, also named Michiana Parkway at this point, MDOT and the Cass Co Road Commission swap roads, with MDOT assuming control of the new M-217 and handing back M-205 to the road commission, thus ending the 67-year history of M-205.
Freeway/Expwy: No portion of M-205 was freeway or expressway.
Continue on: SR-19 into Indiana - via the Indiana Highway Ends website
Photographs:
Weblinks:  

M-211
Southern Terminus: M-68 in downtown Onaway at cnr Main & State Sts
Northern Terminus: Main park entrance to Onaway State Park (cnr Bonz Beach Hwy & N. M-212)
Length: 5.15 miles
Map: Route Map of M-211
Notes: M-211 serves to provide access to Onaway State Park from Onaway
History: 1934 - As noted in the "Notes" section above, the Onaway-to-Onaway State Park highway had been designated M-95 from 1921 until the arrival of US-45 in Michigan in mid-1934. When the M-95 designation was moved to replace the existing M-45 routing in the central U.P., the highway here was given the M-211 designation.
  1959 - By 1959, all of M-211 is hard-surfaced throughout.
Freeway/Expwy: No portion of M-211 is freeway or expressway.
Photographs:
Weblinks: M-211 @ Michigan Highway Ends - photos of the termini of M-211 at Dan Garnell's excellent Michigan Highway Ends website.

M-212
Southern Terminus: Entrance of Aloha State Park in Aloha
Northern Terminus: M-33, 0.7 miles east of Aloha
Length: 0.732 mile
Map: Route Map of M-212
Notes: M-212 has the distinct honor of being the shortest state highway in the state of Michigan, beating out the second shortest, M-168, by only two-tenths mile. M-212 even beats out Michigan's shortest Business Connection, BUS M-32 in Hillman, which comes in at 0.738 miles, only about six-thousandths of a mile longer! While M-212 is less than 3/4 of a mile in length, it is by far not the shortest state highway in the U.S. Some states have highways as short as one city block, or even several hundred feet. For Michigan, though, it is the shortest.
This highway provides access from M-33 to both the small community of Aloha, as well as to Aloha State Park, at which the highway ends.
History: 1937 (Dec 29) - A new, 0.7-mile long state trunkline spur is designated from US-23 (present-day M-33) east of Aloha westerly into Aloha and the Aloha State Park. No routing changes have taken place in the nearly seven decades since.
Freeway/Expwy: No portion of M-212 is freeway or expressway.
Photographs:
Weblinks: M-212 @ Michigan Highway Ends - photos of the termini of M-212 at Dan Garnell's excellent Michigan Highway Ends website.

M-216
Western Terminus: M-40 in downtown Marcellus at cnr Centre & Main Sts
Eastern Terminus: US-131 one mile north of Moorepark
Length: 9.38 miles
Map: Route Map of M-216
Notes: M-216 serves as a connecting highway between M-40 at Marcellus and US-131.
History: 1935 (Jan 7) - A new 9.5-mile long state trunkline is designated from M-119 (present-day M-40) in downtown Marcellus easterly to US-131 at Moorepark north of Three Rivers. The new route is designated M-216.
  1938 (Dec 6) - The 0.9-mile segment of M-216 from Knight Rd east of Marcellus easterly to Lewis Lake Rd just across the Cass/St Joseph Co line is cancelled, replaced by a new 0.7-mile long segment of newly-determined trunkline routing, bypassing two sharp curves in the old alignment. Much of the former route is abandoned as a public roadway.
  1939 - The last portion of gravel-surfaced M-216, from Marcellus easterly to the Cass/St Joseph Co line, is hard-surfaced this year.
Freeway/Expwy: No portion of M-216 is freeway or expressway.
Photographs:
Weblinks: M-216 @ Michigan Highway Ends - photos of the termini of M-216 at Dan Garnell's excellent Michigan Highway Ends website.

M-217
Southern Terminus: Indiana state line at connection w/Elkhart Co Rd 17 near Union in southeastern Cass Co
Northern Terminus: US-12 near Union
Length: 1.65 miles
Map: Route Map of M-217
Notes: With the completion and opening of the new M-217/Michiana Parkway from US-12 near Union southerly to the Indiana state line and a connection with Elkhart Co Rd 17, also named Michiana Parkway at this point, MDOT and the Cass Co Road Commission swap roads, with MDOT assuming control of the new M-217 and handing back M-205 to the road commission.
M-217 is known as Michiana Parkway for its entire 1.65 mile length in Michigan.
History: 2002 (Sept 25) - In a joint effort between MDOT, the Cass Co Road Commission and the Elkhart Co (Ind.) Highway Department, a new multi-lane highway is constructed beginning at the Indiana East-West Toll Road's "Elkhart East" interchange at Co Rd 17 and proceeding northerly into Michigan, terminating at US-12 near Union. The new highway, while remaining a county road in Elkhart Co, Ind., is transferred to state control and designated as M-217. In exchange, another short state trunkline connector to the west, M-205, is transferred from the state to the Cass Co Road Commission and cancelled as a state trunkline. The highway opens to traffic September 25th.
Freeway/Expwy: No portion of M-217 is freeway or expressway.
Photographs:
Weblinks: M-217 @ Michigan Highway Ends - photos of the termini of M-217 at Dan Garnell's excellent Michigan Highway Ends website.
  Routes in South Bend and Metro Northern Indiana - part of Marc Fannin's Roadfan.com website.

M-221
Southern Terminus: M-28 two miles south of Brimley
Northern Terminus: End of trunkline 2 blocks east of cnr Main St & Lakeshore Dr in Brimley
Length: 2.59 miles
Map: Route Map of M-221
Notes: M-221 serves to provide access to the community of Brimley and to Brimley State Park from M-28.
Until January 1942, what is now M-221 was designated as part of M-28, a major east-west route through the Upper Peninsula. Approaching Brimley from the east, M-28 turned northerly through Brimley via present-day M-221, then turned easterly again via 6 Mile Rd to continue on toward Sault Sainte Marie. In early 1942, a new, more-direct routing for M-28 opened along its present-day alignment directly to US-2, 9 miles south of downtown Sault Sainte Marie and what is now M-221 was transferred to local control through Brimley along with the rest of the former route of M-28 via 6 Mile Rd. A few years later, M-221 is designated along a portion of that old route of M-28, as noted below:
As noted in the "Northern Terminus" listing above, this highway ends two blocks east of the cnr of Main St & Lakeshore Dr. It is uncertain why state-maintenance continues around the corner from Main St onto Lakeshore Dr for two blocks. The logical and obvious terminus for M-221 would be at the intersection of Main St & Lakeshore Dr. The two-block portion of M-221 on Lakeshore Dr is not posted as M-221.
History: 1945 (June 26) - The north-south portion of the former route of M-28 through Brimley, from M-28 south of the community northerly to 6 Mile Rd, is re-transferred to state control and is designated M-221. No routing changes have occurred since.
Freeway/Expwy: No portion of M-221 is freeway or expressway.
Photographs:
Weblinks: M-221 @ Michigan Highway Ends - photos of the termini of M-221 at Dan Garnell's excellent Michigan Highway Ends website.

Western Terminus: M-40/M-89 in downtown Allegan
Eastern Terminus: US-131 at Exit 55 near Martin
Length: 10.13 miles
Map: Route Map of M-222
Notes: This highway was designated as M-118 until 1988 when MDOT redesignated it as M-222. The M-118 designation has not been re-used on any other highway to date. Sources claim M-118 was given a totally different route designation due to the potential for confusion in local road names versus the state highway number. M-118 was also named 116th St, while a 118th St existed one mile north.
History: 1928 (June 28) - The county road from Allegan northwesterly through Hamilton to Holland, largely paralleling the Pere Marquette Railroad line between those communities, is transferred to state control. Until this time, M-40 enters the City of Allegan from the south, travels through the city before turning easterly via 116th Ave for approximately 10 miles, terminating at US-131 (previously M-13 until the year before) in Martin. The M-40 designation is relocated onto the new Allegan-Hamilton-Holland highway, leaving the Allegan-Martin route without a route number. Thus, the M-118 designation is assigned to this highway.
  1931 - Until 1931, state trunklines through the centers of cities were not state-maintained highways. Rather, they were signed and maintained by local road maintenance authorities. When Act 131 of 1931 (the "Dykstra Act") allowed the state to take control of state trunklines in cities. Due to this, the remaining 0.5 mile of M-118 along Monroe St & Grand St from Cedar St to Main St is transferred to state control.
  1954 (Jan 4) - A realignment for M-118 is assumed into the state trunkline highway system at Wetheral Lake, 1-1/2 miles west of Martin, with the former route being turned back to local control.
  1960 (Sept 27) - The easternmost 0.9 mile of M-118, from the newly assumed US-131 freeway easterly to the former route of US-131 in downtown Martin, is turned back to local control. The new eastern terminus of M-118 is now at the US-131 freeway.
  1988 - M-118 is redesignated as M-222 in its entirety, reportedly to reduce confusion between it and 118th Ave running parallel to M-118 one mile to the north.
Freeway/Expwy: No portion of M-222 is freeway or expressway.
Photographs:
Weblinks: M-222 @ Michigan Highway Ends - photos of the termini of M-222 at Dan Garnell's excellent Michigan Highway Ends website.

US-223 Southern Entrance: Ohio state line (concurrently w/US-23) southwest of Lambertville
Northern Terminus: Jct US-12 & US-127 in northwestern Lenawee Co, north of Addison*
Length: 46.45 miles
Map: Route Map of US-223
Notes: US-223, originally designated as part of US-127 , is Michigan's only two-hundred-series US highway.
  While US-223 in Michigan trends more east-west in direction, MDOT has chosen to sign the route as a north-south trunkline. Similarly, the route termini above are given as Northern Terminus and Southern Entrance. Oddly enough, the short remaining segment of US-223 in Ohio, concurrently with US-23 from OH SR-51/Monroe St northerly to the Michigan state line, is close to due north-south, yet Ohio signs the road as east-west!
  In the last half of the 1990s, MDOT studied the possibility of building a freeway in the US-223 corridor as a part of the Toledo-Jackson portion of the larger I-73 project. Many public meetings were held and several potential alignment were proposed, most of which ran far from US-223 due to environmental concerns, insufficient traffic volumes and the many lakes in northwest Lenawee Co. In the end, MDOT decided to suspect further planning on the I-73 project and, instead, use the remaining funds to make actual safety improvements to the roadway itself.
  *Although physical route signage in the field indicates US-223 terminates at US-127 just south of the US-12 & US-127 jct in northwestern Lenawee Co, MDOT records indicate US-223 continues concurrently with US-127 northerly to US-12, where it 'officially' ends.
History: 1930 - A major change comes to the routing of US-127 when, instead of turning southeasterly from northwestern Lenawee Co via Adrian toward Toledo, Ohio, the routing now continues due southerly into Ohio and on toward Cincinnati via M-14, which is completely supplanted. The former route of US-127 through Adrian, Blissfield and Ottawa Lake and into Ohio near Sylvania is redesignated as a brand-new U.S. Highway designation: US-223.
  1931 - Until 1931, state trunklines through the centers of cities were not state-maintained highways. Rather, they were signed and maintained by local road maintenance authorities. When Act 131 of 1931 (the "Dykstra Act") allowed the state to take control of state trunklines in cities. Due to this, the remaining portion of US-223 through downtown Adrian is transferred to state control, following (from the west) Maumee St from Scott St easterly to Main St, south one block via Main to Church St, easterly on Church to Center St, southerly via Center to Treat St, where the pre-determined trunkline routing picks back up and leaves Adrian via Treat St and Treat Hwy.
  1935 - A pair of state trunkline changes this year:
  • (May 17) - The route of US-223 on the southeast side of Adrian along Treat St from Center St to M-34/Beecher St is cancelled as a state trunkline, while Center St from Treat St southerly to M-34/Beecher St is assumed into the trunkline system and designated as part of US-223. The route of US-223 then supplants the M-34 designation along Beecher St between Center St and Treat St.
  • (Jan 7) - A grand proposal to elongate US-223 by fifty percent takes a step closer to reality with the official determination of a 25-mile state trunkline routing from the northern end of US-223 northwesterly to US-12 in Albion. The extension first runs westerly from the terminus of US-223 via US-112/US-127 (present-day US-12) for 3 miles to Somerset Corner, then northwesterly on new alignment for 22 miles through Concord to US-12 in Albion.
  1942 (Jan 28) - A new 1.267-mile segment of state trunkline highway along Cadmus Rd from US-223 at Treat Hwy westerly to M-52/Adrian Hwy is determined and the US-223 routing is transferred onto it. At M-52, US-223 now turns northerly with M-52 into downtown Adrian where it meets up with its former routing. The former route of US-223 via Church, Center, Beecher & Treat Sts and Treat Hwy is redesignated as BUS US-223.
  1943 (Feb 26) New! - Winter St from US-223/Church St southerly for a bit more than one block to US-223/M-52/Main St in downtown Adrian is determined as a state trunkline highway and the US-223 route is moved onto it, acting as a "cut-off" of sorts. The US-223 route along Main St from Winter St to Church St remains designated M-52, while the portion of Church St from M-52/Main St westerly to Winter St now becomes a short westerly extension of the BUS US-223 routing.
  1949 (Nov 10) - A 0.1-mile long state trunkline determination is made along US-223 in downtown Blissfield. The reason for this determination is not clear, however.
  1956 (Mar 26) Updated - A new southwestern bypass of Adrian consisting of 2.885 miles of new trunkline highway on new alignment is officially assumed into the system. Beginning at the southern jct of US-223 & M-52 south of the city and proceeding northwesterly back to existing US-223 west of town, the new bypass is a two-lane highway on four-lane limited-access right-of-way with a quasi-interchange at M-34. The previous (1942-56) iteration of BUS US-223 is cancelled as a state trunkline (with the exception of the one block of Church St between M-52/Main St and Winter St) allowing the 1942-56 routing of US-223 through Adrian to become a new BUS US-223 routing.
  1957 (June 24) - The proposed northwesterly extension of US-223 from US-112 to Albion, as designated in January 1935, is officially cancelled as a proposed state trunkline routing. It will remain forever unbuilt.
  1977 - The route of US-223 is altered in southwestern Monroe Co with the US-223 designation relocated onto the route of M-151, which is "decommissioned," easterly to US-23 at Exit 5, then southerly with US-23 into Ohio near Sylvania. The former route of US-223 is retained as an unsigned state trunkline designated OLD US-223.
Freeway: Concurrently with US-23 from the southern entrance at the Ohio state line to Exit 5.
Expressway: The "Adrian Bypass" from M-52 south of Adrian to the western jct with BUS US-223 west of the city.
NHS: Entire route.
Business Connection: BUS US-223 - Adrian. From jct US-223 & M-52 south of the city to US-223 west of the city.
Continue on: US-223 into Ohio - John Simpson's Website
Photographs:
Weblinks: US-223 @ Michigan Highway Ends - photos of the termini of US-223 at Dan Garnell's excellent Michigan Highway Ends website.
    New! Adrian Downtown: Trunkline Routing History map - A map showing ALL of the state trunkline routes through Adrian since 1915, including the various changes from 2010. Includes EVERY state trunkline designation on each segment of highway, including the dates of determinatio or designation.
  I-73 Corridor Feasibility Website - from MDOT (via the Internet Archive).
  High Priority Corridor 5 (I-73/74) - from AARoads. Details the entire High Priority Corridor 5 as designated by ISTEA.

M-227 Southern Terminus: I-69 at Exit 32 between Tekonsha and Marshall
Northern Terminus: BL I-94/Michigan Ave on the west side of Marshall
Length: 6.71 miles
Map: Route Map of M-227
Notes: One of the jurisdictional transfers occurring as part of the Rationalization process was the assumption of more than 50 miles of formerly county roads and city streets in Calhoun Co into the state trunkline highway system. The actual transfers took place October 31, 1998. In the Marshall area, a brand-new route was established and given the number M-227, obviously in reference to its incorporation of a portion of Old US-27. The new M-227 begins at I-69 and continues easterly along F Dr South, then turns north to follow Old US-27 into Marshall, where it then turns west to follow Industrial Dr to West Rd, then north to end at BL I-94/Michigan Ave. Only the portion of M-227 along Old US-27 was once a part of the state highway system as, obviously, US-27 until 1968.
History: 1998 (Oct 31) - As one of several state trunkline transfers in the Rationalization program, a new highway is transferred to state control and designated M-227, beginning at I-69 Exit 32 and proceeding easterly via F Dr South to Old US-27/17 Mile Rd, northerly via Old 27 into Marshall where it becomes Kalamazoo St, then westerly via Industrial St, northerly via West St, terminating at BL I-94/Michigan Ave on the west side of town.
  2001 (Jan) - During the second week of January, M-227 route markers are erected along the route of the new highway.
Freeway/Expwy: No portion of M-227 is freeway or expressway.
Photographs:
Weblinks: M-227 @ Michigan Highway Ends - photos of the termini of M-227 at Dan Garnell's excellent Michigan Highway Ends website.

 

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