List of state highways in Marquette County, Michigan

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Marquette County is in the north central Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Marquette County's location within Michigan

The state trunkline highways in Marquette County, Michigan account for about 173 miles (278 km) of the State Trunkline Highway System in Michigan.[a][1] Most roads within the county are two-lane highways, while others are sections of four-lane highways or city streets. There are no interstate highways in Marquette County. There is one U.S. Highway that runs through the county, U.S. Highway 41 (US 41), and six other signed trunklines. A state-maintained business loop in the county is included in the total. There are two former trunklines, one of which was a business loop.

Roadways[edit]

M-28 crosses east–west through central Marquette County. US 41 runs concurrent with M-28 before turning to the southeast. The other highways in the county run south of M-28.
Highways in Marquette County

The roadways in Marquette County fall into one of three general classifications: state trunklines, county roads or city streets. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) maintains two categories of trunklines that run through the county: US highways and regular state trunklines. There have been 13 state trunkline highway designations used in Marquette County, six of which have been transferred to the jurisdiction of a city or redesignated with another number. Trunklines that are not Interstate or US highways bear a M-route designation with the diamond marker.

State trunkline highways[edit]

U.S. highways[edit]

A white six-sided US shield containing the numeral 41 all surrounded by a black square
US 41 marker

There has been one U.S. highway in Marquette County, U.S. Highway 41 (US 41), which spans for over 60 miles (97 km) within the county.[1] The route was numbered by 1919 as M-15;[2] however, this designation was changed in 1926.[3] Since its designation, US 41 has served the cities of Marquette, Negaunee, and Ishpeming. US 41 has had two business loops in the county, although neither of them still exist as Bus. US 41.[4] Bus. US 41 in Marquette was transferred to the City of Marquette in 2005,[5] and Bus. US 41 in Ishpeming and Negaunee is now just Bus. M-28.[4][6] US 41/M-28 run concurrently through the county, forming a major artery for Michigan and even Canadian traffic.[7]

Other state trunklines[edit]

A white diamond containing a black M above the number 35, all surrounded by a black square
M-35 marker

Of the 13 trunkline designations used in Marquette County, 10 of them have been used for regular state trunklines. Four of these designations are no longer in use. M-15 is now US 41, and M-45 is now M-95. M-554 has been transferred to the City of Marquette and was reclassified as a city street. The Bus. M-28 designation on the former Bus. US 41 was retired in the late 1970s. Other trunklines in the county include M-35 and the M-route trunkline that bears the highest number in the state, M-553. The longest M-route state trunkline is M-28, which runs for 290.46 miles (467.45 km) across the UP crosses Marquette County as well.[1][4]

County-maintained roads[edit]

A white square outlined in black containing the number 480 in the center with the text Marquette above and the text County below
CR 480 marker

All public roadways in Michigan that are not state trunklines or city streets are maintained by the county road commission, including streets in communities that are a part of a township.[8] Marquette County signs primary county roads with a marker bearing a three-digit number. Other roads are assigned double- or triple-letter designations in addition to any names assigned to the roadways by a city or township.[9]

City streets[edit]

The remaining category of public roadway in Marquette County is that of city streets. The streets are maintained by one of the three cities in the county: Ishpeming, Negaunee, or Marquette. The cities are responsible for maintaining any streets that are not otherwise under the control of state or county. Lakeshore Drive in Ishpeming was transferred to state control in 1999 to become part of Bus. M-28,[10] and Grove Street in Marquette is also CR 500.[9] These two streets, like others in the county, are under the jurisdiction of the state or county.[8]

Statistics[edit]

The chart below shows the state trunkline highways in Marquette County by year of creation, municipalities crossed, and length within the county.

Number Length (mi)[a][1] Length (km) Municipalities crossed Formed Removed Notes References
US 41 60.867 97.956 Skandia Township, West Branch Township, Chocolay Township, City of Marquette, Marquette Township, Negaunee Township, City of Negaunee, City of Ishpeming, Ishpeming Township, Ely Township, Humboldt Township, Champion Township, Michigamme Township 1926 current Was M-15 before 1926 [2][3][4]
M-15 60 97[b] Skandia Township, West Branch Township, Chocolay Township, City of Marquette, Marquette Township, Negaunee Township, City of Negaunee, City of Ishpeming, Ishpeming Township, Ely Township, Humboldt Township, Champion Township, Michigamme Township 1919 1926 Now US 41 [2][3][4]
M-28 52.984 85.269 Michigamme Township, Champion Township, Humboldt Township, Ely Township, Ishpeming Township, City of Ishpeming, City of Negaunee, Negaunee Township, Marquette Township, City of Marquette, Chocolay Township 1919 current [2][4]
M-35 32.865 52.891 Turin Township, Forsyth Township, Richmond Township, Negaunee Township 1919 current [2][4]
M-45 19 31[b] Republic Township, Humboldt Township 1919 1934 Now M-95 [2][4][11][12]
M-94 23.993 38.613 Forsyth Township, West Branch Township, Skandia Township 1927 current [4][13]
M-95 19.815 31.889 Republic Township, Humboldt Township 1934 current Was M-45 before 1934 [2][4][11][12]
M-553 19.618 31.572 Forsyth Township, Sands Township, City of Marquette 1998 current Was CR 553 before 1998 [4][9][14][15]
M-554 0.852 1.371 City of Marquette 1998 2005 Now Division Street in Marquette [5][14][16]

Bus. M‑28
4.870 7.838 City of Ishpeming, City of Negaunee 1958 current Was Bus. US 41/Bus. M-28 before being designated as just Bus. M-28 [4][6][17]

Bus. US 41
2.343 3.771 City of Marquette 1964 2005 Was once designated as Bus. US 41/Bus. M-28
Now Washington and Front streets in Marquette
[5][16][18][19]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Figure includes concurrent mileage with US 41
  2. ^ a b Approximate mileage

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Michigan Department of Transportation & Michigan Center for Shared Solutions and Technology Partnerships (2009). MDOT Physical Reference Finder Application (Map). Michigan Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 11, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Michigan State Highway Department (July 1, 1919). State of Michigan: Upper Peninsula (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. OCLC 15607244. 
  3. ^ a b c 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. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Michigan Department of Transportation (2008). Official Department of Transportation Map (Map). 1 in≈15 mi / 1 cm≈9 km. Lansing: Michigan Department of Transportation. 
  5. ^ a b c Garner, Dawn (November 9, 2005). "MDOT and City of Marquette Complete Jurisdictional Transfer" (Press release). Michigan Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 31, 2008. 
  6. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department (1951). City of Ishpeming Act 51 Map (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. 
  7. ^ Staff (April 28, 2004). "US 41/M-28 Access Management Plan, Chapter One" (PDF). Michigan Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 23, 2007. Retrieved January 18, 2008. 
  8. ^ a b Staff. "History". County Road Association of Michigan. Archived from the original on July 5, 2008. Retrieved September 8, 2008. 
  9. ^ a b c Rockford Map Publishers (1998). Land Atlas and Plat Book of Marquette County, Michigan (Map) (14th ed.). 1:50,688. Rockford, IL: Rockford Map Publishers. OCLC 39078513. 
  10. ^ State Administrative Board. "State Administrative Board Resolutions, 1940–Present" (PDF). State of Michigan. Retrieved February 13, 2008. 
  11. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department & Rand McNally (July 1, 1933). Official Michigan Highway Map (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. 
  12. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department & Rand McNally (July 1, 1934). Official Michigan Highway Map (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. 
  13. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (December 1, 1927). Official Highway Service Map (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. OCLC 79754957. 
  14. ^ a b Truscott, John (September 24, 1998). "MDOT Accepts Responsibility for 120 Miles of Local Roads" (Press release). Michigan Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on March 15, 2007. Retrieved January 30, 2010. 
  15. ^ Michigan Department of Transportation (1999). Michigan Department of Transportation Map (Map). 1 in≈14.5 mi / 1 cm≈9 km. Lansing: Michigan Department of Transportation. § C6. OCLC 55974644. 
  16. ^ a b Michigan Department of Transportation (2001). Control Section/Physical Reference Atlas (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan Department of Transportation. OCLC 52464372. 
  17. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (1958). Official Highway Map (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. § C5. OCLC 51856742.  (Includes all changes through July 1, 1958)
  18. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (1964). Official Highway Map (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. OCLC 81213707. 
  19. ^ Michigan Department of State Highways and Transportation (1975). Official Transportation Map (Map). 1 in≈3 mi. Lansing: Michigan Department of State Highways and Transportation. Marquette inset. OCLC 320798754.