Bannered routes of U.S. Route 23

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U.S. Route 23 marker

U.S. Route 23
Highway system

Several bannered routes of U.S. Route 23 exist. In order from south to north they are as follows.

Existing[edit]

Waycross business loop[edit]


U.S. Highway 23 Business
Location: Waycross
Length: 9.622 mi (15.485 km)

U.S. Route 23 Business is a 9.622-mile (15.485 km) route that goes through downtown Waycross. It is in concurrency with U.S. Business Route 1 and signed primarily as that route.[1]

Cochran business loop[edit]


U.S. Highway 23 Business
Location: Cochran, Georgia
Length: 4 mi[2] (6.4 km)

U.S. Route 23 Business is a 4-mile (6.4 km) route that goes through downtown Cochran. It is in concurrency with State Route 87 Business.

Sylva business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 23 Business
Location: Dillsboro-Sylva, North Carolina
Length: 3.9 mi[3] (6.3 km)
Existed: 1974–present

U.S. Route 23 Business, established in 1974, is a 3.9-mile (6.3 km) route goes through downtown Dillsboro and Sylva, via Haywood Road, Main Street/Mill Street, and Asheville Highway.[4]

Waynesville business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 23 Business
Location: Waynesville, North Carolina
Length: 6.1 mi[5] (9.8 km)
Existed: 1968–present

U.S. Route 23 Business, established in 1968, is a 6.1-mile (9.8 km) route goes through downtown Waynesville, via Hyatt Creek Road, Main Street, and Asheville Road.[4]

Asheville business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 23 Business
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Length: 2.3 mi[6] (3.7 km)
Existed: 1960–present

U.S. Route 23 Business (US 23 Bus), established in 1960, is a 2.3 miles (3.7 km) business route (co-signed with US 19 Bus) currently starts on Haywood Road then go north on I-26/I-240 (exit 2) back to the main US 23 (exit 3). Historically, US 23 Business continued along Haywood Road, connecting to Clingman Avenue and then to Patton Avenue/US 23. In 1961, it extended over Patton Avenue through downtown Asheville when US 23 moved onto the East-West Freeway. In 1962, it was rerouted to its current alignment from Haywood Road to Hanover Street (now I-26/I-240).[4]

Wolf Laurel alternate route[edit]

U.S. Route 23A
Location: Wolf Laurel, North Carolina
Length: 8 mi[7] (13 km)
Existed: 2006–present[8]
US 23A near Mars Hill

U.S. Route 23 Alternate (US 23A), established in 2006, is an 8-mile (13 km) route follows the old US 23 route through northern Madison County. Starting at the exit 9 interchange from I-26/US 23, it briefly links with US 19 before taking a left turn towards Tennessee. There is no control city for the route as it only connects the communities of California, Faust, and access to the Wolf Laurel gated community and ski resort. The route reunites with I-26/US 23 at the exit 3 interchange. Signage of this alternate route goes by an "A" right of number instead of "ALT" or "Alternate" banner on top (this is the same style used by other alternate routes in Western North Carolina).[8]

Gate City business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 23 Business
Location: Gate City, Virginia
Length: 2.6 mi[9] (4.2 km)


Big Stone Gap-Norton business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 23 Business
Location: Big Stone Gap-Appalachia-Norton, Virginia
Length: 16.0 mi[10] (25.7 km)


Wise business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 23 Business
Location: Wise, Virginia
Length: 2.8 mi[11] (4.5 km)


Pound business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 23 Business
Location: Pound, Virginia
Length: 3.1 mi[12] (5.0 km)


Ann Arbor business loop[edit]


Business US Highway 23
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Length: 7.42 mi[13] (11.94 km)
Existed: November 28, 1962–present

BUS US 23 is a 7.42 mile (11.94 km)[13] business route running in Ann Arbor. It was first designated on November 28, 1962[13] as a business route of US 23. It travels concurrently with both BL I-94 and M-14 over portions of its routing.

In 1962, with the completion of the US 23 freeway in the area, BUS US 23 was designated over the former routing in Ann Arbor. It utilized a portion of the 1958 freeway from the Huron River north to the US 23 freeway. In 1965, M-14 was relocated and the concurrency with BUS US 23 was shortened.

The northern terminus of BUS US 23 is at the western interchange of US 23 and M-14 north of downtown Ann Arbor. The southern terminus is at the interchange with US 23 between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. This interchange also includes BL I-94 and M-17.

Rogers City business loop[edit]


Business US Highway 23
Location: Rogers City, Michigan
Length: 4.07 mi[14] (6.55 km)
Existed: January 28, 1942–present

BUS US 23 is a 4.07 mile (6.55 km)[14] business route running in Rogers City. It was first designated on November 12, 1940 as M-65, and on January 28, 1942 as a business route of US 23.[14]

In 1940, the shoreline routing of US 23 from Rogers City to Cheboygan was opened. Until the designation of BUS US 23 in 1942, the former US 23 was partially designated M-65. Other sections of BUS US 23 were M-91.

The northern terminus of BUS US 23 is at the intersection with US 23 northwest of downtown Rogers City. The southern terminus is at the intersection with US 23 south of Rogers City.


Former[edit]

Waynesville alternate route[edit]


U.S. Route 23 Alternate
Location: Waynesville, North Carolina
Existed: 1939–1968

U.S. Route 23 Alternate in Waynesville existed between 1939 and 1968.[8]

Canton alternate route[edit]


U.S. Route 23 Alternate
Location: Canton, North Carolina
Length: 11.1 mi[15] (17.9 km)
Existed: 1962–1971

U.S. Route 23 Alternate near Canton existed between 1962 and 1971. In its short history, it was utilized simply as a connector route to a completed section of I-40, west of Asheville.[8]

Asheville alternate route[edit]


U.S. Route 23 Alternate
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Length: 2.3 mi[6] (3.7 km)
Existed: 1949–1960

U.S. Route 23 Alternate in Asheville existed between 1949 and 1960. Today, the route is known as US 23 Business.[8]

Fenton business loop[edit]


Business US Highway 23
Location: Fenton, Michigan

BUS US 23 in Fenton was a [16] business loop serving the city of Fenton, Michigan. It was first designated on September 16, 1958 as a business loop route of US 23.[16] The original routing followed Owen Road and Shiawassee Street into downtown Fenton, before following LeRoy Street (a former routing of US-23) for about four blocks, then following Silver Lake Road back to the US-23 freeway. The loop was rerouted in 1961 with the completion of the US 23 freeway in Genesee and Livingston counties.[17] The southern portion of the loop was separated in 1975 with the creation of a pedestrian mall and the turnback of two blocks of Leroy St. in downtown Fenton. The southern portion of the loop was left as a state trunkline, but unsigned. From that point until around 2004, only the Silver Lake Road portion was signed as Business US-23; guide signage from the US-23 freeway never indicated the presence of the business route, however.[17] The Owen Road/Shiawassee Street portion was eventually signed in 2004, approximately two years before the route was decommissioned.[17] Leroy St. was reopened to auto traffic in 2004, but it was not turned over to the Michigan Department of Transportation to reconnect the existing spur to the unsigned southern portion. The entire trunkline, both signed and unsigned was turned back to local control on December 7, 2006.[16]

Saginaw alternate route[edit]

U.S. Highway 23A
Location: Saginaw, Michigan

In 1929, US 23 was moved to the opposite side of the Saginaw River between Saginaw and Bay City along present-day M-13, with the former route being redesignated US 23A before taking the M-47 designation only a year later. The former US 23A designation is now a part of M-84 between those two cities.[18]


Saginaw business loop[edit]


Business US Highway 23
Location: Saginaw, Michigan

BUS US 23 followed a former routing of US-23 through downtown Saginaw, Michigan.[18] It was co-signed with US-10 (present-day Genesee Street) into downtown Saginaw, then followed M-13 northerly to present-day I-75 exit 153.[19] This business route later became a BL I-75 designation, which was decommissioned in 1971.

Standish alternate route[edit]


Alternate US Highway 23
Location: Standish, Michigan
Map of U.S. Route 23 Alternate

Alternate US 23, or ALT US 23, was a 24.8 mile (39.9 km)[20] redesignation of a stretch of US 23 in Michigan from Monitor Township near Kawkawlin to about 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Standish. It was established on 10 6, 1967[21] In 1967, a stretch of what would later become part of the I-75 freeway was opened between the above 2 mentioned towns, and US 23 was designated on the new road. After the former US 23 was given the ALT US 23 designation, AASHTO, although it has no enforcement authority, did not approve of having two types of US 23's running parallel so close with each other, and after about a year, ALT US 23 became an extension of M-13.[22] The freeway portion from I-75 to Kawkawlin became Connector M-13.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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