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M-67 (Michigan highway)

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M-67
M-67 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length: 12.044 mi[2] (19.383 km)
Existed: c. July 1, 1919[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 41 in Trenary
  H-44 in Limestone
North end: M‑94 in Chatham
Location
Counties: Alger
Highway system
M‑66 M‑68

M-67 is a north–south state trunkline highway in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. It connects with US Highway 41 (US 41) and M-94 between Trenary and Chatham. The highway has largely been unchanged during its history, although the highways that connect to M-67 on each end have changed several times.

Route description[edit]

M-67 starts at an intersection with US 41 near Trenary east of the West Branch of the Whitefish River. From that intersection the highway runs east crossing Scott Creek before running into downtown Trenary along relatively flat terrain. East of town, the highway turns north running parallel to the AuTrain River Basin. The trunkline crosses Dexter Creek between Paulsen and Trout Lake roads.[3] About halfway along the north–south segment of the highway, M-67 passes through the community of Limestone and crosses Johnson Creek. After running for 12.044 miles (19.383 km), M-67 ends at a four-way intersection with M-94 and Tunteri Road.[2][3]

Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) traffic surveys in 2007 show that between 1,200 and 1,400 vehicles traveled the road daily in 2007 in a measure of the annual average daily traffic (AADT).[4] The same surveys showed that only 90 trucks are included in that average.[5] In comparison, US 41 south of M-67 carried an average of 2,300 vehicles and 270 trucks.[4][5] No segment of the trunkline is listed on the National Highway System, a system of strategically important highways.[6]

History[edit]

M-67 is an original state trunkline dating back to 1919.[1] Its routing has been largely unchanged since designation. The southern terminus has been moved once, but the northern terminus has remained in the same location since 1919. US 41 was rerouted in the Trenary area to run west of town in late 1937 and 1938. M-67 was extended westerly along a former portion of US 41 to connect to the new highway on the south end of M-67.[7][8] The highway was fully paved at the end of the 1950s.[9][10]

While the highway itself is largely unchanged since 1919, the connections with other trunklines have changed. The intersection south of the community of Chatham where M-67 has ended since designation has remained unchanged. The other highways running through the intersection have changed twice. The first highway to connect with M-67 was M-25.[1] M-25 was replaced by M-28 in 1926.[11] The second change came in 1941 when the routings of M-28 and M-94 were exchanged between Harvey and Munising.[12][13]

The original southern terminus was at an intersection with M-15 in Trenary.[1] In 1926, M-15 was replaced by US 41.[14] As stated previously, the southern terminus of M-67 was shifted to a new intersection with US 41 west of Trenary when the latter was rebuilt in the late 1930s resulting in the only physical change to M-67's routing.[7][8]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire highway is in Alger County.

Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Trenary 0.000 0.000 US 41 – Marquette, Escanaba
0.621 0.999 H-01 – Traunik Southern terminus of H-01
Limestone 7.032 11.317 H-44 – Traunik Eastern terminus of H-44, western segment
Chatham 12.044 19.383 M‑94 – Skandia, Munising
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Michigan State Highway Department (July 1, 1919). State of Michigan: Lower Peninsula (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. OCLC 15607244. 
  2. ^ a b c Michigan Department of Transportation & Michigan Center for Shared Solutions and Technology Partnerships (2009). MDOT Physical Reference Finder Application (Map). Michigan Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Google (October 7, 2008). "Overview Map of M-67" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 7, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b Michigan Department of Transportation (2007). Statewide AADT Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 7, 2008. 
  5. ^ a b Michigan Department of Transportation (2007). Commercial Statewide AADT Map (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 7, 2008. 
  6. ^ Michigan Department of Transportation (April 23, 2006). National Highway System, Michigan (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 7, 2008. 
  7. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department & Rand McNally (May 15, 1937). Official Michigan Highway Map (Map) (Summer ed.). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. § C6. 
  8. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department & Rand McNally (December 1, 1938). Official Michigan Highway Map (Map) (Winter ed.). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. § C6. 
  9. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (1958). Official Highway Map (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. § C6. OCLC 51856742.  (Includes all changes through July 1, 1958)
  10. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (1960). Official Highway Map (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. § C6. OCLC 81552576.  (Includes all changes through July 1, 1960)
  11. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (December 1, 1926). Official Highway Condition Map (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. OCLC 79754957. 
  12. ^ Michigan State Highway Department & Rand McNally (March 21, 1941). Official Michigan Highway Map (Map) (Spring ed.). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. § C6. 
  13. ^ Michigan State Highway Department & Rand McNally (July 1, 1941). Official Michigan Highway Map (Map) (Summer ed.). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. § C6. 
  14. ^ Bureau of Public Roads & American Association of State Highway Officials (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. Washington, DC: U.S. Geological Survey. OCLC 32889555. Retrieved November 7, 2013 – via University of North Texas Libraries. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing

  • M-67 at Michigan Highways