Michigan Highways: Since 1997.

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Pure Michigan Byways route markerWest Michigan Pike Historic Byway logoWhat's the Latest?
July 2016: The West Michigan Pike Historic Byway was officially unveiled on July 25. Information on the new route is added throughout the site.
May 2016: An entirely overhauled and expanded I-94 route listing! Included now in the Edsel Ford ExpresswayDetroit Industrial ExpresswayWillow Run ExpresswayDetroit-Chicago Super HighwayM-146 route markerUS-12 route markerI-94 route markerhistory section are any roadway segments eventually included in the route of modern-day I-94—more than 462% more information in the listing than before!
Check out the What's New? page for a complete listing of every website update!

Grandview Parkway in downtown Traverse CityWelcome!

Welcome to the Michigan Highways website, dedicated to the past, present and future of the Michigan State Trunkline Highway system as well as other highways and routes throughout the Great Lakes State. This website is intended to be a clearinghouse of information on Michigan's highways, from easily-recognized facts to the little-known trivia. It is also meant to change as the state trunkline system changes.

A major part of this website are the Highway Listings which contain information on every state trunkline highway in Michigan, as well as other non-state-maintained routes. The timeframe covered by this site is generally from 1918—the year the first trunklines were assigned their route numbers—to present, although the history of roads in Michigan back to the time prior to European settlement is included.

US-10 Woodward Ave at M-102 8 Mile RdThe navigation tools provided, including the menus across the top of each page, should help you navigate through the website. More content and new information is always in the planning. Please check back regularly to see what has been added! Be sure to check out any of the informative articles in the In Depth: News & Articles section by accessing the menu at the top of the page. Only a sampling of the available articles are listed on the main navigation menu—select All In Depth Articles to see a complete listing.

As always, visitor feedback, comments, corrections and suggestions are eagerly accepted. Follow the various links under the About This Site menu above for more on how to provide your welcomed feedback.

Pure MichiganThanks for visiting,
Christopher J. Bessert
Cartographer, GIS Specialist, Highway Historian, Webmaster

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