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Western Terminus:    I-75 at Exit 359, fourteen miles north of St Ignace
Eastern Terminus:    On Drummond Island at "Four Corners," south of the community of Drummond (at cnr of East Channel Rd, South Shore Rd, Townline Rd & Johnswood Rd)
Length: 33.19 miles
Maps: Route Map of M-134
Notes: For forty years, M-134 ended in DeTour Village, but was extended onto Drummond Island in 1988, using the Drummond Island Ferry between DeTour Village and the island. Thus, M-134 is one of only three state highways on islands in Michigan, with the others being M-154 on Harsens Island and M-185 on Mackinac Island.
  The "33.19 miles" listed as this highway's length includes the Drummond Island Ferry between DeTour Village and Drummond Island.
  Updated M-134 as the North Huron Byway was the first route to be designated under the revamped and redesignated Pure Michigan Byways program. It had been under study since 2006 and a Corridor Management Plan was created in 2010 by the Eastern U.P. Regional Planning & Development Commission using the designation "M-134 North Huron Recreational Heritage Route." However, when the process finally proceeded to the implementation phase, it was officially unveiled on October 16, 2015 as the "North Huron Byway."
History: 1928 (Nov 19) – A new 6-mile long state trunkline is determined in Missaukee Co, beginning at M-66 three miles north of downtown Mc Bain and proceeding easterly via Falmouth Rd to Forward Rd near Falmouth, where it terminates. This new route is assigned the designation M-134.
  1930 (Dec 2) – A 0.7-mile extension of M-134 northerly via Forward Rd from Falmouth Rd to Prosper Rd at Falmouth is officially determined as a trunkline route.
  1938 (Dec 6) – All 6.7 miles of M-134 in Missaukee Co are turned back to local control on this date after being in existence for just over a decade.
  1939 – In early 1939, almost immediately after being removed from Missaukee Co, the M-134 route designation reappears, this time in the Upper Peninsula. At the time of redesignation, M-134 supplants the M-4 routing from US-2/Mackinac Tr easterly via St Ignace Rd to Three Mile Rd, southerly via Three Mile into Hessel, then easterly via present-day M-134 and State Ave to Blind Line Rd, southerly via Blind Line, easterly again via present-day M-134/North Huron Shore Dr through Cedarville to the first encounter with the Mackinac/Chippewa Co line, 2 miles east of Port Dolomite. From there easterly via the Lake Huron shoreline toward De Tour Village, M-134 (formerly M-4) is in the early stages of construction.
  1940-42 – Grading and initial surfacing on the easterly extension of M-134 from the first encounter with the Mackinac/Chippewa Co line east of Port Dolomite to a connection with M-48 ten miles west of De Tour Village is completed, although the final aggregate surfacing would not be laid down until 1942.
  1949 (Nov 7) – A new segment of state trunkline, designated as an easterly extension of M-134, is determined running close to the Lake Huron Shore from the point where M-134 turns northerly to meet M-48 west of De Tour Village (at Albany Harbor) easterly for 10.2 miles into De Tour Village to the existing route of M-48 at the cnr of Dawson & Ontario Sts. On this same day, the route of M-48 from jct M-134 (present day cnr South Lake Caribou Rd & M-48) easterly via South Lake Caribou Rd & Dawson St into De Tour Village is officially turned back to local control. The 2.3-mile segment of what had formerly been M-134 between Albany Harbor and M-48/South Caribou Lake Rd is redesignated as a southerly rerouting of M-48, which now terminates at M-134 near Albany Harbor.
  1951 – A portion of the segment of M-134 between Hessel and Cedarville is realigned to bypass a set of 90º corners at Blind Line Rd onto its present-day alignment. Blind Line Rd south from State Ave, and State Ave for 1 mile west of Blind Line are transferred to local control.
  1958 (Jul 29) – Nearly all of the western third of the highway is realigned onto its present-day shoreline alignment from Hessel westerly back to its previous route approximately two miles east of US-2/Mackinac Tr. The former route via St Ignace Rd easterly to Three Mile Rd, then southerly via Three Mile to Hessel is turned back to local control.
  1988 (Sept 22) – M-134 is rerouted in De Tour Village and simultaneously extended easterly across the De Tour Passage and onto Drummond Island, easterly to the "Four Corners" area, 8 miles from the Ferry Dock and just south of the community of Drummond. At De Tour Village, the two blocks of Dawson St from Ontario St easterly to Huron St (at the "Dawson Dock") are transferred to local control, while Ontario St northerly from Dawson for two blocks to Elizabeth St and Elizabeth east two blocks to the Drummond Island Ferry Dock is assumed into the trunkline system.
  2015 (Oct 16) New!The North Huron Byway is the first route to be designated under the revamped and redesignated Pure Michigan Byways program. Under study since 2006 and with a Corridor Management Plan created in 2010, what had been originally developed as the "M-134 North Huron Recreational Heritage Route" is was officially unveiled as the "North Huron Byway" at an announcement at the Clark Township Community Center in Cedarville.
Circle Tour: Lake Superior Circle Tour MarkerLake Huron Circle Tour: From western terminus at I-75 to M-48 west of DeTour Village.
  Lake Superior Circle Tour MarkerLake Huron Circle Tour LOOP: From M-48 west of DeTour Village into DeTour Village.
Pure Michigan Byway: Pure Michigan Highways route marker North Huron Byway – The entire length of M-134 was dedicated as the North Huron Byway on October 16, 2015.
Controlled Access: No portion of M-134 is freeway or expressway.
NHS: No portion of M-134 is on the National Highway System.
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