Business routes of U.S. Route 127 in Michigan

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US Highway 127 marker

US Highway 127
Highway system

There have been 10 business routes of US Highway 127 in the state of Michigan. The business routes are all sections of highway that run through the central business districts of their respective towns that were formerly part of US Highway 127 (US 127) or its predecessor, US 27. From south to north, they are:

Jackson[edit]


Business US Highway 127
Location: Jackson
Length: 6.443 mi[1] (10.369 km)


Major intersections

The entire highway is in Jackson County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Summit Township 0.000 0.000 US 127
M‑50 east – Monroe
Southern end of M-50 concurrency; exit 34 on US 127
Jackson 3.315–
3.480
5.335–
5.601
BL I‑94 east (Michigan Avenue)
M‑106 north (Cooper Street)
Eastern end of BL I-94 concurrency; southern terminus of M-106
4.697 7.559 BL I‑94 west (Michigan Avenue) Western end of BL I-94 concurrency
Blackman Township 6.443 10.369 I‑94 / US 127 south
US 127 north / M‑50 north – Charlotte
Northern end of M-50 concurrency; exit 138 on I-94 and exit 43 on US 127
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Mason[edit]


Business US Highway 127
Location: Mason
Existed: c. 1946[4][5]–1962[2][3]


Lansing[edit]

none

Business US Highway 127
Location: Lansing


St. Johns[edit]


Business US Highway 127
Location: St. Johns
Length: 8.67 mi[1] (13.95 km)
Existed: 2002–present

BUS US 127 starts at the Price Road interchange along US 127 south of St. Johns. Form here, BUS US 127 follows Price Road to the former US 27 and turns north along South Old US 27. In the city of St Johns, it is known as Whittemore Street and intersects M-21/State Street. BUS US 27 continues north on North Old US 27 to its northern terminus. The northern terminus of BUS US 127 nearly coincides with the northern end of the existing US 127 freeway in Clinton County. Approximately one-half mile north of the BUS US 127 interchange north of St. Johns, the US 127 freeway merges back onto its former alignment to proceed northerly into Gratiot County.

When US 27 was relocated onto a new freeway bypass in the mid-1990s, much of the former route through the area was redesignated as BUS US 27. A few years later in 2002, all of US 27 from Lansing northerly was redesignated as an extension of US 127, this converting this route from BUS US 27 to BUS US 127.[6][7]

Major intersections

The entire highway is in Clinton County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Olive Township 0.00 0.00 US 127 – Clare, Lansing
St. Johns 6.22 10.01 M‑21 (State Street) – Ionia, Flint
Bingham Township 8.67 13.95 US 127 – Clare, Lansing
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Ithaca[edit]


Business US Highway 127
Location: Ithaca
Length: 3.745 mi[1] (6.027 km)
Existed: 2002–present


Alma[edit]


Business US Highway 127
Location: Alma
Length: 5.631 mi[1] (9.062 km)
Existed: 2002–present


The entire highway is in Gratiot County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Emerson Township –
Bethany Township
0.000 0.000 US 127 south – Lansing
Lincoln Road east
Exit 123 on US 127; southbound entrance to and northbound exit from US 127 only, additional access to US  is through State Road
Emerson Township –
Bethany Township –
Arcada Township –
Pine River Township
0.297 0.478 State Road to US 127 north State Road north provides access to exit 124 on US 127 and BUS US 127 in St. Louis
Pine River Township 5.255 8.457 M‑46 to US 127 south – Howard City, Saginaw, Lansing M-46 east provides access to exit 127A on US 127
5.631 9.062 US 127 north – Clare Exit 127B on US 127; northbound entrance to and southbound exit from US 127 only, additional access to US 127 is through M-46
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

St. Louis[edit]


Business US Highway 127
Location: St. Louis
Length: 4.711 mi[1] (7.582 km)
Existed: 2002–present


Major intersections

The entire highway is in Gratiot County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Pine River Township –
Bethany Township
0.00 0.00 US 127 – Clare, Lansing
State Road south
Exit 124 on US 127; also provides access to BUS US 127 in Alma via State Road
St. Louis 2.009 3.233 M‑46 east – Saginaw Eastern end of M-46 concurrency
Pine River Township 4.711 7.582 US 127 – Clare, Lansing
M‑46 west – Alma
Exit 127A on US 127; western end of M-46 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Mount Pleasant[edit]


Business US Highway 127
Location: Mount Pleasant
Length: 5.688 mi[1] (9.154 km)
Existed: 2002[8][9]–present

BUS US 127 in Mount Pleasant runs along a former section of US 27 in the city. The business loop starts at a partial interchange with US  at exit 139 in Union Charter Township south of town. The exit ramp from the northbound direction of the freeway exits from the left and forms the northbound lanes of the business loop while the southbound lanes of the business loop merge into the southbound direction of the freeway.[10][11] BUS US 127 runs to the west as a four-lane divided highway parallel to tracks of the Great Lakes Central Railroad.[10][12] Near the south end of the city's commercial strip in the township, the two directions of the business loop merge as an undivided highway and follow Mission Street. Mission runs on the eastern edge of the campus of Central Michigan University, including running past Kelly/Shorts Stadium, home field of the Central Michigan Chippewas football team. North of Bellows Street, the blocks to either side of Mission Street takes on a more residential character while the main street continues to be lined with retail and commercial establishments. M-20 merges in from the west at High Street to run concurrently along the business loop. At Pickard Street, M-20 turns east and BUS US 127 continues through the north end of town. North of Corporate Way in Union Township, the business loop leaves Mission Street and returns to a divided highway, veering northeasterly to connect to exit 139 on US 127. This is also a partial interchange as the northbound lanes from the business loop merge into the northbound lanes of the freeway from the left and the southbound lanes of the business loop are formed from the exit ramp off US 127.[10][11] The total length of BUS US 127 in the Mount Pleasant area is 5.688 miles (9.154 km).[1]

In early 1961, a divided highway section for US 27 was opened in Gratiot and Isabella counties; this routing connected into the former US 27 alignment south of Mount Pleasant at Mission Street.[13] By the end of 1961, the US 27 freeway through Isabella County was completed and the divided highway was upgraded to full freeway status. With this project completed, the connector between the freeway and Mission Street south of Mount Pleasant and the former routing along Mission in town was rechristened BUS US 27. A new divided highway connector on the north end of town was built to complete the business route.[14][15] In 2002, when US 127 replaced US 27 north of Lansing, the Mount Pleasant business loop was given its current moniker to match.[8][9]

Major intersections

The entire highway is in Isabella County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Union Charter Township 0.000 0.000 US 127 south – Lansing Southbound entrance to and northbound left exit from US 127 exit 139
Mount Pleasant 3.578 5.758 M‑20 west – Big Rapids Southern end of M-20 concurrency
4.587 7.382 M‑20 east – Midland Northern end of M-20 concurrency
Union Charter Township 5.688 9.154 US 127 north – Clare Northbound left entrance to and southbound exit from US 127 exit 144
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Clare[edit]


Business US Highway 127
Location: Clare
Length: 3.374 mi[1] (5.430 km)
Existed: 2002–present


Major intersections
County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Isabella Vernon Township 0.000 0.000 US 127 south – Lansing Southbound exit to and northbound entrance from US 127 exit  156
Clare Clare
BUS US 10 east – Midland
M‑115 north – Farwell
Southern end of BUS US 10 concurrency; southern terminus of M-115
Grant Township 3.374 5.430 US 127 – Lansing, Mackinac Bridge

BUS US 10 ends
Common terminus of BUS US 127 and BUS US 10 at exit 160 on US 127
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Harrison[edit]


Business US Highway 127
Location: Harrison
Length: 6.903 mi[1] (11.109 km)
Existed: 2002–present


Major intersections

The entire highway is in Clare County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Hayes Township 0.000 0.000 US 127 – Clare, Mackinac Bridge
M‑61 east – Gladwin
Exit 170 on US 127; southern end of M-61 concurrency
Harrison 2.689 4.328 M‑61 west – Marion Northern end of M-61 concurrency
Hayes Township 6.903 11.109 US 127 – Clare, Mackinac Bridge Exit 176 on US 127
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o 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 September 8, 2011.
  2. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (1962). Official Highway Map (Map). Section M11.
  3. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (1963). Official Highway Map (Map). Section M11.
  4. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (July 1, 1946). Michigan Official Highway Map (Map). Section M11.
  5. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (May 1, 1947). 1947 Official Highway Map (Map). Section M11.
  6. ^ Michigan Department of Transportation (2002). Official Department of Transportation Map (Map). 1 in:14.5 mi/1 cm:9 km. Section G10–L11.
  7. ^ Michigan Department of Transportation (2003). Official Department of Transportation Map (Map). 1 in:14.5 mi/1 cm:9 km (2003–2004 ed.). Section G10–L11.
  8. ^ a b Michigan Department of Transportation (2002). Michigan Department of Transportation Map (Map). 1 in:14.5 mi/1 cm:9 km. Section J11.
  9. ^ a b Michigan Department of Transportation (2003). Official Department of Transportation Map (Map). 1 in:14.5 mi/1 cm:9 km. Section J11.
  10. ^ a b c Michigan Department of Transportation (2011) (PDF). State Transportation Map (Map). 1 in:3.5 mi. Mount Pleasant inset. http://www.michigan.gov/documents/MDOT-State-Map-Mt-Pleasant_64239_7.pdf. Retrieved September 14, 2011.
  11. ^ a b Google Inc. "Overview Map of BUS US 127 in Mount Pleasant". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Exit+139&daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&ll=43.594441,-84.748707&spn=0.119848,0.116386&sll=43.603951,-84.745617&sspn=0.059915,0.058193&geocode=FW28mAIdmAXz-g%3BFY6nmQId-LDy-g&vpsrc=6&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=14&t=h&z=13. Retrieved September 14, 2011.
  12. ^ Michigan Department of Transportation (April 2009) (PDF). Michigan's Railroad System (Map). http://www.michigan.gov/documents/MDOT_Official_Rail_130897_7.pdf. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
  13. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (1960). Official Highway Map (Map). Section J11. (Includes all changes through July 1, 1960)
  14. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (1961). Official Highway Map (Map). Section J11. (Includes all changes through July 1, 1961)
  15. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (1962). Official Highway Map (Map). Section J11.

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