M-124 (Michigan highway)

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M-124 marker

M-124
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length: 7.731 mi[1] (12.442 km)
Existed: 1928 – present
Major junctions
West end: M‑50 at Brooklyn
East end: US 12 near Springville
Location
Counties: Jackson, Lenawee
Highway system
M‑123 M‑125

M-124 is a state trunkline highway in the Lower Peninsula of the US state of Michigan that runs on the north side of Vineyard and Wamplers lakes near Brooklyn in Jackson County near the Irish Hills area. The highway travels directly through W. J. Hayes State Park, a popular tourist destination for boaters, craft and antique shows and its close proximity to Michigan International Speedway.[2]

Route description[edit]

M-124 western terminus at junction with M-50, facing west, Brooklyn

M-124 begins at an intersection with M-50 just south of Brooklyn. It runs eastward along the north side of Vineyard Lake as Wamplers Lake Road. After passing Vineyard Lake, the highway curves towards the southwest as it heads towards Wamplers Lake. M-124 passes between Wamplers and Mud lakes, curving around the eastern side of Wamplers Lake as it enters Walter J. Hayes State Park from the north. The road nearly bisects the park as it passes through before exiting the park and terminating an at intersection with US 12.

History[edit]

When M-124 was designated in 1928, it extended from US 112 (what is now US 12) north to Cedar Hills State Park. Between 1928 and 1932 a series of extensions and realignments proceeded to move the route further northward, at the same time the park was renamed to its present day moniker, Walter J Hayes State Park. Between 1933 and 1939 the highway was extended westward to its present day junction with M-50. The route has retained this alignment ever since.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Jackson Brooklyn 0.000 0.000 M‑50 – Jackson, Monroe
Lenawee Cambridge Township 7.731 12.442 US 12 – Coldwater, Ypsilanti
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Michigan Department of Transportation (2009). MDOT Physical Reference Finder Application (Map). Cartography by Michigan Center for Geographic Information. http://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/prfinder/. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  2. ^ "Hayes State Park". Archived from the original on October 30, 2006. Retrieved November 6, 2006. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing