Business routes of Interstate 94

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There are 19 business routes of Interstate 94 (I-94) in the United States. These business routes connect the downtown business districts of cities to the freeway along Interstate 94.

Montana[edit]

There are five business routes in Montana for Hysham, Forsyth, Miles City, Glendive and Wibaux.

Hysham business spur[edit]

Interstate 94 Business
Location: Hysham

A former Interstate 94 Business Spur (BS 94) ran along "Old US Highway 312," and Buford Street from Exits 67 on Interstate 94 in Montana and Montana Secondary Highway 311 in Hysham, Montana.

Forsyth business loop[edit]

Interstate 94 Business
Location: Forsyth

The former Interstate 94 Business Loop (BL 94) for Forsyth ran from Exits 93 at U.S. Route 12 then onto "Old Highway 10" (a.k.a.; Front Street) along the north side of Interstate 94 in Montana, and then onto 18th Avenue to end at Exit 95.

Miles City business loop[edit]

Interstate 94 Business
Location: Miles City

The Interstate 94 Business Loop (BL 94) for Miles City runs from Exits 135 and 141 on I-94. It consists of Main Street, Valley Drive East and a former segment of US 12.

BL 94 in Miles City begins at a trumpet interchange with I-94 and heads northeast where it passes by the Miles City State Fish Hatchery. The road continues in the same direction as it climbs a bridge over a former Northern Pacific Railroad line, until it turns more to the east, running between the Range Riders Museum and the Miles City Fairground. The route doesn't officially enter the city limits until it crosses a bridge over the Tongue River, and even then cuts between Riverside Park before running through the Main Street Historic District, which begins at Fourth Street and includes an intersection with Seventh Avenue where it encounters Montana Highway 59, and that route joins it in a concurrency. The historic district ends just before the bridge under the same Northern Pacific Railroad line, and then turns left onto Valley Drive East, while MT-59 continues east along Main Street.

Along this segment, BL 94 flanks the east side of that former NP line and serves as the terminus of numerous local streets, except for Leighton Boulevard. North of the intersection of Haynes Avenue, BL 94 turns right onto a former segment of US 12, while Valley Road East continues to the northeast flanking that former NP line. From there, the road passes by a truck weigh station next to a self-storage facility, but continues to run relatively east mostly through local farmland. After passing by a local RV park, BL 94 ends at a diamond interchange with I-94 and the road continues onto U.S. Route 12 in Montana towards Baker and through the North Dakota State Line.

Glendive business loop[edit]

Interstate 94 Business
Location: Glendive

The Interstate 94 Business Loop (BL 94) for Glendive runs from Exits 210 and 215 on I-94. It includes West Towne Street and North Merrill Avenue.

Wibaux business loop[edit]

Interstate 94 Business
Location: Wibaux

The former Interstate 94 Business Loop (BL 94) for Wibaux ran from Exit 241 on I-94 at Montana Secondary Highway 261. The interchange is a half-diamond interchange with an eastbound only off-ramp and westbound only on-ramp. South of there, the route then turned onto "Old Highway 10" (Second Avenue) in the middle of the city, and then onto Montana Highway 7 which joins the former route from North Wibaux Street as they cross a bridge over the Beaver Creek. A rest area for I-94 can be found on the southwest corner of Second Avenue and Log Cabin Road, which is only accessible from Second Avenue. The former BL 94 and MT-7 make a left turn onto Log Cabin Road and both routes end at Exit 242 on I-94, which is another half-diamond interchange that in this case has only a westbound off-ramp and eastbound on-ramp. Due to the fact that the rest area extends as far north as the embankment on the southwest corner of the bridge, it obstructs any potential conversion into a full interchange if the Montana Department of Transportation were to decide to make such a conversion.

North Dakota and Minnesota[edit]

There are five business routes wholly in North Dakota with a sixth that crosses into Minnesota. They connect to Medora, Dickinson, MandanBismarck, North Dakota, Jamestown, Valley City in North Dakota and the border cities of Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota.

Medora business loop[edit]

Interstate 94 Business
Location: Medora

The Interstate 94 Business Loop (BL 94) for Medora, North Dakota runs from Exits 24 to 27 on I-94 within the Theodore Roosevelt National Park; South Unit. Named "Pacific Street," BL 94 is the main road through Medora.

Dickinson business loop[edit]

Interstate 94 Business
Location: Dickinson

The Interstate 94 Business Loop (BL 94) for Dickinson runs from Exits 59 to 64 on I-94. It consists of 30th Avenue West, Villard Street, and 36th Street Southwest.

Mandan–Bismarck business loop[edit]

Interstate 94 Business
Location: MandanBismarck

The Interstate 94 Business Loop (BL 94) for both Mandan and Bismarck runs from Exit 147 at North Dakota Highway 25 in Mandan to Exit 161 in Bismarck along the inappropriately named "East Bismarck Expressway." Part of the route also includes the Lewis and Clark Trail and a concurrency with Highway 1806.

Jamestown business loop[edit]

Interstate 94 Business
Location: Jamestown

Until April 7, 2004, Interstate 94 Business Loop (BL 94) existed within Jamestown between Exits 257 and 260. It consisted of 17th Street Southwest, U.S. Route 281 in North Dakota, 10th Street Southeast, 12th Avenue Southeast and "Business Loop East."

Valley City business loop[edit]

Interstate 94 Business
Location: Valley City

The Interstate 94 Business Loop (BL 94) for Valley City runs from Exits 290 to 294 on I-94. It is also concurrent with US 10 and 52 Business.

Fargo–Moorhead business loop[edit]

Interstate 94 Business
Location: FargoMoorhead

The Interstate 94 Business Loop (BL 94) for Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota is the only I-94 Business Route that runs between two states. It actually begins at Exit 343 on Interstate 94 in North Dakota in West Fargo, North Dakota and ends at Exit 2B on Interstate 94 in Minnesota in Moorhead, Minnesota. The route is concurrent with U.S. Route 10 in both states, but in Moorhead, US 10 makes a left turn at U.S. Route 75 in Minnesota for one block north.

Michigan[edit]

There are eight business loops in Michigan. They connect Benton HarborSt. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Marshall, Albion, Jackson, Ann Arbor and Port Huron to the freeway mainline.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Michigan Department of Transportation (2015). Pure Michigan: State Transportation Map (Map). c. 1:975,000. Lansing: Michigan Department of Transportation. §§ N7–K14. OCLC 42778335, 900162490. 

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