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M-147 (Michigan highway)

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M-147
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length: 0.505 mi[3] (0.813 km)
Existed: 1936[1][2] – 1991[4][5]
Major junctions
West end: M‑106 near Jackson
East end: State Prison of Southern Michigan
Location
Counties: Jackson
Highway system
M‑146 M‑149

M-147 was a state trunkline highway in the U.S. state of Michigan. The route started at M-106 just north of Jackson and stopped at the entrance of State Prison of Southern Michigan. The route of M-147 was transferred to local control in 1991 after being signed originally in 1936.

Route description[edit]

M-147 started at an intersection with M-106 west of the State Prison of Southern Michigan property. From there, the trunkline ran about a half mile (0.8 km) due east to the prison gate and terminated. Just east of the terminus was a branch line of the Grand Trunk Western Railroad.[6] In 1976, a newspaper article said that "it's ... the second shortest highway on Michigan's state highway system, but for those who travel it one way, M-147 is the longest road in the world" in discussing its role as the connection to the state prison.[7]

History[edit]

M-147 was designated in 1936 to connect the prison property with the state trunkline system.[1][2] It would remain under state control until 1991 when it was turned over to Jackson County.[4][5]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire highway was in Blackman Township, Jackson County.

mi[3] km Destinations Notes
0.000 0.000 M‑106
0.505 0.813 State Prison of Southern Michigan front gate
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department & Rand McNally (December 1, 1935). Official Michigan Highway Map (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. § M11. 
  2. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department & Rand McNally (June 1, 1936). Official Michigan Highway Map (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. § M11. 
  3. ^ a b Michigan Department of State Highways and Transportation (July 1, 1978). Control Section Atlas (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan Department of State Highways and Transportation. 
  4. ^ a b Michigan Department of Transportation (1991). Michigan Department of Transportation Map (Map). 1 in≈14.5 mi / 1 in≈23 km. Lansing: Michigan Department of Transportation. § M11. 
  5. ^ a b Michigan Department of Transportation (1992). Michigan Department of Transportation Map (Map). 1 in≈14.5 mi / 1 in≈23 km. Lansing: Michigan Department of Transportation. § M11. OCLC 318947496. 
  6. ^ United States Geological Survey (1976). Jackson North Quadrangle (Map). 1:24,000. Reston, VA: United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ "The Long & Short of State Highways". Easy Livin'. Gaylord Herald Times. July 30, 1976. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 4, 2011. Retrieved June 3, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing

  • M-147 at Michigan Highways