Business routes of Interstate 75

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Interstate 75
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Business routes of Interstate 75 exist in three states. Georgia has three existing Interstate 75 (I-75) business routes, and one other that was deleted. Ohio has three business routes for I-75. Nine other I-75 business routes also exist, or have existed, in Michigan, and a 10th has been proposed.

Georgia[edit]

Valdosta business loop[edit]

Interstate 75 Business
Location Valdosta, Georgia
Length 10.0 mi[1] (16.1 km)

Interstate 75 Business Loop (I-75 Bus.) in Valdosta, Georgia, runs from exits 16 to 22. It runs east from exit 16 along US 84/US 221, then in Downtown Valdosta, makes a sharp left turn along US 41 Business. This loop ends at US 41, but I-75 Bus. continues along US 41 until it terminates at exit 22 on I-75.

Former Adel–Sparks business loop[edit]

Interstate 75 Business
Location AdelSparks, Georgia
Length 4.9 mi[2] (7.9 km)

Interstate 75 Business (I-75 Bus.) also existed between Adel, Georgia and Sparks, Georgia. It began at I-75 at what is today exit 37 (Old Quitman Road), and ran northeast to US 41, where it turned north. In Sparks, it turned west along Colquitt Street where it ended at what is today exit 41.

Tifton business loop[edit]

Interstate 75 Business
Location Tifton, Georgia
Length 5.2 mi[3] (8.4 km)

Interstate 75 Business Loop (I-75 Bus.) in Tifton, Georgia, runs between exits 59 and 64. The route begins at the Southwell Boulevard interchange and moves to the east for two blocks until it intersects US 41/SR 7. From there it heads north as SR 125 joins the concurrency just south of Henry Tift Myers Airport as all four routes run into downtown Tifton. Two blocks north of US 82/US 319, I-75 Bus./US 41/SR 7/SR 125 veers sharply to the northeast at East First Street, then crosses a pair of railroad tracks. At 12th Street, all three routes make a sharp turn to the west while SR 125 branches off in the opposite direction. I-75 Bus./US 41/SR 7 runs west along 12th Street until it encounters Forrest Avenue and the route takes a sharp curve to the north that ends at Moore Street. I-75 Bus. ends at exit 64 on I-75.

Cordele business loop[edit]

Interstate 75 Business
Location Cordele, Georgia
Length 6.9 mi[4] (11.1 km)

Interstate 75 Business Loop (I-75 Bus.) in Cordele, Georgia, runs west from US 280/SR 30/SR 90 at exit 101 to US 41/SR 7. I--75 Bus./US 41/SR 7/SR 90 then winds around Crisp County-Cordele Airport, and north of there, it turned east onto Farmers Market Road, while US 41/SR  7 took SR 90 with it to Vienna. I-75 Bus. ends at exit 104.

Ohio[edit]

Troy–Piqua business loop[edit]

Interstate 75 Business
Location TroyPiqua, Ohio
Length 8.5 mi[5] (13.7 km)

Interstate 75 Business Loop (I-75 Bus.) in Troy, Ohio, runs along a former segment of US 25 between exits 69 and 78. The route runs along Miami County Road 25A (CR 25A) and passes by Waco Field before it joins SR 55 at West Market Street and then SR 41 at West Main Street before branching off to the north again at North Elm Street.

The business loop in Piqua, Ohio, is actually the continuation of the one in Troy. It runs along a former segment of US 25 between exits 78 and 83. The route runs along Miami CR 25A and becomes Main Street further into the city. It crosses US 36, then curves to the northeast before terminating at the northern section of exit 83.

Sidney business loop[edit]

Interstate 75 Business
Location Sidney, Ohio
Length 4.5 mi[6] (7.2 km)

Interstate 75 Business (I-75 Bus.) in Sidney, Ohio, begins at exit 90 (Fair Road) and ends at exit 94 (CR 25A). It runs along a former segment of US 25.

Findlay business route[edit]

Interstate 75 Business
Location Findlay, Ohio
Length 4.4 mi[7] (7.1 km)

Interstate 75 Business (I-75 Bus.) in Findlay, Ohio, runs from SR 15 at exit 156, onto the Lima Street interchange. From Lima Street it turns east onto West Lima Avenue, then turns north onto Main Street which picks up SR 37, then SR 12, and finally US 224. I-75 Bus./US 224 makes a sharp turn at West Trenton Street and the business route ends at I-75 at exit 159, while US 224 continues westward towards Indiana. Most if not all segments were a former segment of US 25.

Michigan[edit]

There have been nine business routes for I-75 in the US state of Michigan. Numbered as either business loops or business spurs depending on their configurations, these highways are former routings of I-75's predecessor highways in the state. They were designated as I-75 was completed through the various areas of Michigan. The business loop in Pontiac runs through that city's downtown along a section of Woodward Avenue and a segment of roadway formerly used by M-24. The former Saginaw business loop was once a part of US Highway 23 (US 23), as was most of the original Bay City business loop. The roadways that make up the business loops in West Branch and Roscommon were previously part of M-76, I-75's predecessor through that part of the state. In Northern Michigan, the Grayling and Gaylord BL I-75s were part of US 27, and the two business routes in St. Ignace and Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan were part of US 2. A tenth business route, a loop through Indian River has been proposed. Each of the business loops connects to I-75 on both ends and runs through their respective cities' downtown areas. The two business spurs only connect to I-75 on one end and run into the appropriate downtown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (March 10, 2017). "Business Loop I-75 (Valdosta)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ Google (March 10, 2017). "Business Loop I-75 (Adel–Sparks)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ Google (March 10, 2017). "Business Loop I-75 (Tifton)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ Google (March 10, 2017). "Business Loop I-75 (Cordele)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ Google (March 10, 2017). "Business Loop I-75 (Troy–Piqua)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ Google (March 13, 2017). "Business Loop I-75 (Sidney)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 13, 2017. 
  7. ^ Google (March 13, 2017). "Business Loop I-75 (Findlay)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 13, 2017. 

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