Bannered routes of U.S. Route 2

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U.S. Route 2 marker

U.S. Route 2
Highway system

There are a number of bannered routes of U.S. Route 2.

Business routes[edit]

Williston, North Dakota[edit]

U.S. Route 2 Business
Location: Williston, North Dakota

U.S. Route 2 Business in Williston, North Dakota is a route that goes into the downtown area of Williston. US 2 BUS is however, signed with U.S. Route 85 Business for its entire length.

Minot, North Dakota[edit]

U.S. Route 2 Business
Location: Minot, North Dakota

US 2 BUS in Minot begins at U.S. Routes 2 and 52. US Route 2 is a bypass of the downtown area while US 2 BUS goes through the downtown area. It intersects U.S. Route 83 and a connector leading to US 52 before returning to US 2 east of downtown Minot.

Grand Forks, North Dakota[edit]

U.S. Route 2 Business
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota

Business U.S. Route 2 begins at U.S. Route 2 near US 2's intersection with U.S. Route 81 Business. US 2 BUS continues to the southeast, passing through the town square of Grand Forks and intersecting ND 297. US 2 BUS then enters Minnesota before terminating at U.S. Route 2 in East Grand Forks.

Ironwood, Michigan[edit]

Business US Highway 2
Location: Ironwood, Michigan

U.S. Route 2 Business or BUS US 2 is a 1.27 mile (2.04 km)[1] business route running through Ironwood, Michigan to the Wisconsin state line on the Montreal River. The western terminus of Business US 2 is at the Wisconsin state line between Hurley and Ironwood on Silver Street. The eastern terminus is at the intersection with US 2 at the corner of Cloverland Drive and Douglas Street north of downtown.

It was originally a "bi-state" business connection before WisDOT decommissioned BUS US 2 in Hurley westward along STH-77 and northward along US 51 in 2002. Silver Street in Hurley remains an unsigned state highway for the two blocks from the Michigan state line to US 51 as a result.

Montpelier, Vermont[edit]

U.S. Route 2 Business
Location: Montpelier, Vermont
Length: 0.687 mi[2] (1.106 km)

U.S. Route 2 Business is a 0.687-mile (1.106 km)[2] bannered route of U.S. Route 2 located in Montpelier, Vermont. The route is co-extensive with State Street and the lower half of Main Street. The road begins when US 2 turns right to bypass downtown Montpelier. By following Business 2, one will pass by the majority of the State Offices, including the Vermont State House. However, this road is barely signed as being "Business 2," and is even less referred to as such.

Alternate routes[edit]

Orono-Old Town, Maine[edit]

U.S. Route 2A
Location: Orono-Old Town, Maine

U.S. Route 2A (also known as U.S. Route 2 Alternate) in Orono, Maine and Old Town, Maine is a 5 mile (8 km)[3] alternate route of U.S. Route 2 in the U.S. state of Maine. The southernmost terminus of the route is at US 2 in Orono. The northern terminus is at SR 43 and US 2 in Old Town. US 2A connects US 2 to the University of Maine.

Aroostook County, Maine[edit]

U.S. Route 2A
Location: Aroostook County, Maine

The southern terminus of this 44 mile (71 km) segment is at US 2 in Macwahoc Plantation. The northern terminus is at US 2 and US 1 in Houlton.

Unlike US 2, which runs north from Macwahoc Plantation and parallels Interstate 95 from Sherman to Houlton, US 2A veers to the south and east to serve an isolated area of the state. It is also the Haynesville Woods road made famous by country music singer Dick Curless in his song A Tombstone Every Mile.[4]

Browse numbered routes
US 2 ME SR 3

Truck routes[edit]


  1. ^ Bessert, Christopher J. (October 22, 2006). "Michigan Highways: Business Connections 2 through 31". Michigan Highways. Archived from the original on 20 February 2007. Retrieved March 24, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b Traffic Research Unit (May 2013). "2012 (Route Log) AADTs for State Highways". Policy, Planning and Intermodal Development Division, Vermont Agency of Transportation. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Alternate U.S. Highways (US 1 to US 40)". Archived from the original on 13 August 2007. Retrieved August 2, 2007. 
  4. ^ "The Dick Curless Legacy : Discover Maine Magazine, Maine's History Magazine". Retrieved April 21, 2009. 

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