List of state highways in Marquette County, Michigan

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Marquette County is in the north central Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Marquette County's location within Michigan

The state trunkline highways in Marquette County, Michigan account for about 173 miles (278 km) of the State Trunkline Highway System in Michigan.[a][1] Most roads within the county are two-lane highways, while others are sections of four-lane highways or city streets. There are no interstate highways in Marquette County. There is one U.S. Highway that runs through the county, U.S. Highway 41 (US 41), and six other signed trunklines. A state-maintained business loop in the county is included in the total. There are two former trunklines, one of which was a business loop.

Roadways[edit]

M-28 crosses east–west through central Marquette County. US 41 runs concurrent with M-28 before turning to the southeast. The other highways in the county run south of M-28.
Highways in Marquette County

The roadways in Marquette County fall into one of three general classifications: state trunklines, county roads or city streets. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintains two categories of trunklines that run through the county: US highways and regular state trunklines. There have been 13 state trunkline highway designations used in Marquette County, six of which have been transferred to the jurisdiction of a city or redesignated with another number. Trunklines that are not Interstate or US highways bear a M-route designation with the diamond marker.

State trunkline highways[edit]

U.S. highways[edit]

A white six-sided US shield containing the numeral 41 all surrounded by a black square
US 41 marker

There has been one U.S. highway in Marquette County, U.S. Highway 41 (US 41), which spans for over 60 miles (97 km) within the county.[1] The route was numbered by 1919 as M-15;[2] however, this designation was changed in 1926.[3] Since its designation, US 41 has served the cities of Marquette, Negaunee, and Ishpeming. US 41 has had two business loops in the county, although neither of them still exist as BUS US 41.[4] BUS US 41 in Marquette was transferred to the City of Marquette in 2005,[5] and BUS US 41 in Ishpeming and Negaunee is now just BUS M-28.[4][6] US 41/M-28 run concurrently through the county, forming a major artery for Michigan and even Canadian traffic.[7]

Other state trunklines[edit]

A white diamond containing a black M above the number 35, all surrounded by a black square
M-35 marker

Of the 13 trunkline designations used in Marquette County, 10 of them have been used for regular state trunklines. Four of these designations are no longer in use. M-15 is now US 41, and M-45 is now M-95. M-554 has been transferred to the City of Marquette and was reclassified as a city street. The BUS M-28 designation on the former BUS US 41 was retired in the late 1970s. Other trunklines in the county include M-35 and the M-route trunkline that bears the highest number in the state, M-553. The longest M-route state trunkline is M-28, which runs for 290.46 miles (467.45 km) across the UP crosses Marquette County as well.[1][4]

County-maintained roads[edit]

A white square outlined in black containing the number 480 in the center with the text Marquette above and the text County below
CR 480 marker

All public roadways in Michigan that are not state trunklines or city streets are maintained by the county road commission, including streets in communities that are a part of a township.[8] Marquette County signs primary county roads with a marker bearing a three-digit number. Other roads are assigned double- or triple-letter designations in addition to any names assigned to the roadways by a city or township.[9]

City streets[edit]

The remaining category of public roadway in Marquette County is that of city streets. The streets are maintained by one of the three cities in the county: Ishpeming, Negaunee, or Marquette. The cities are responsible for maintaining any streets that are not otherwise under the control of state or county. Lakeshore Drive in Ishpeming was transferred to state control in 1999 to become part of BUS M-28,[10] and Grove Street in Marquette is also CR 500.[9] These two streets, like others in the county, are under the jurisdiction of the state or county.[8]

Statistics[edit]

The chart below shows the state trunkline highways in Marquette County by year of creation, length, and municipalities crossed.

Trunkline First Year Last Year Length within Marquette County[a][1] Municipalities crossed Notes References
US 41 1926 present 60.867 mi (97.956 km) Skandia Township, West Branch Township, Chocolay Township, City of Marquette, Marquette Township, Negaunee Township, City of Negaunee, City of Ishpeming, Ishpeming Township, Ely Township, Humboldt Township, Champion Township, Michigamme Township Was M-15 before 1926 [2][3][4]
M‑15 1919 1926 60 mi (97 km)[b] Skandia Township, West Branch Township, Chocolay Township, City of Marquette, Marquette Township, Negaunee Township, City of Negaunee, City of Ishpeming, Ishpeming Township, Ely Township, Humboldt Township, Champion Township, Michigamme Township Now US 41 [2][3][4]
M‑28 1919 present 52.984 mi (85.269 km) Michigamme Township, Champion Township, Humboldt Township, Ely Township, Ishpeming Township, City of Ishpeming, City of Negaunee, Negaunee Township, Marquette Township, City of Marquette, Chocolay Township [2][4]
M‑35 1919 present 32.865 mi (52.891 km) Turin Township, Forsyth Township, Richmond Township, Negaunee Township [2][4]
M‑45 1919 1934 19 mi (31 km)[b] Republic Township, Humboldt Township Now M-95 [2][4][11][12]
M‑94 1927 present 23.993 mi (38.613 km) Forsyth Township, West Branch Township, Skandia Township [4][13]
M‑95 1934 present 19.815 mi (31.889 km) Republic Township, Humboldt Township Was M-45 before 1934 [2][4][11][12]
M‑553 1998 present 19.618 mi (31.572 km) Forsyth Township, Sands Township, City of Marquette Was CR 553 before 1998 [4][9][14][15]
M-554 1998 2005 0.852 mi (1.371 km) City of Marquette Now Division Street in Marquette [5][14][16]

BUS M‑28
1958 present 4.870 mi (7.838 km) City of Ishpeming, City of Negaunee Was BUS US 41/BUS M-28 before being designated as just BUS M-28 [4][6][17]

BUS US 41
1964 2005 2.343 mi (3.771 km) City of Marquette Was once designated as BUS US 41/BUS M-28
Now Washington and Front streets in Marquette
[5][16][18][19]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Figure includes concurrent mileage with US 41
  2. ^ a b Approximate mileage

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Michigan Department of Transportation (2009). Control Section/Physical Reference Atlas (Map). Scale not given. Cartography by MDOT. http://mdotwas1.mdot.state.mi.us/public/maps/pr/. Retrieved June 11, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Michigan State Highway Department (July 1, 1919). State of Michigan: Upper Peninsula (Map). Scale not given. Cartography by MSHD.
  3. ^ a b c Bureau of Public Roads (November 11, 1926). United States System of Highways Adopted for Uniform Marking by the American Association of State Highway Officials (Map). 1:7,000,000. Cartography by U.S. Geological Survey. OCLC 32889555. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth298433/m1/1/zoom/. Retrieved November 7, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Michigan Department of Transportation (2008). Official 2008 Department of Transportation Map (Map). 1 in:15 mi /1 cm:9 km. Cartography by MDOT.
  5. ^ a b c Garner, Dawn (November 9, 2005). "MDOT and City of Marquette Complete Jurisdictional Transfer" (Press release). Michigan Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 31, 2008. 
  6. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department (1951). City of Ishpeming Act 51 Map (Map). Scale not given. Cartography by MSHD.
  7. ^ Staff (April 28, 2004). "US 41/M-28 Access Management Plan, Chapter One" (PDF). Michigan Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on December 23, 2007. Retrieved January 18, 2008. 
  8. ^ a b Staff. "History". County Road Association of Michigan. Archived from the original on July 5, 2008. Retrieved September 8, 2008. 
  9. ^ a b c Rockford Map Publishers (1998). Land Atlas and Plat Book of Marquette County, Michigan (Map). Cartography by Rockford Map Publishers (14th ed.). OCLC 39078513.
  10. ^ State Administrative Board. "State Administrative Board Resolutions, 1940–Present" (PDF). State of Michigan. Retrieved February 13, 2008. 
  11. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department (July 1, 1933). Official Michigan Highway Map (Map). Scale not given. Cartography by MSHD.
  12. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department (July 1, 1934). Official Michigan Highway Map (Map). Scale not given. Cartography by MSHD.
  13. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (December 1, 1927). Official Highway Service Map (Map). Scale not given. Cartography by MSHD.
  14. ^ a b Truscott, John (September 24, 1998). "MDOT Accepts Responsibility for 120 Miles of Local Roads" (Press release). Michigan Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on March 15, 2007. Retrieved January 30, 2010. 
  15. ^ Michigan Department of Transportation (1999). Official 1999 Department of Transportation Map (Map). 1 in:14.5 mi / 1 cm:9 km. Cartography by MDOT. Section C6.
  16. ^ a b Michigan Department of Transportation (2001). Control Section/Physical Reference Atlas (Map). Scale not given. Cartography by MDOT. OCLC 52464372.
  17. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (1958). Official Michigan Highway Map (Map). Scale not given. Section C5.
  18. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (1964). Official Highway Map (Map). Scale not given. Cartography by MSHD.
  19. ^ Michigan Department of State Highways and Transportation (1975). Official Transportation Map (Map). Scale not given. Cartography by MDSHT. Marquette inset.