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M-231 PLEASE NOTE: The M-231 route information has moved to its own page: M-231 Route Listing.

Southern Terminus: Indiana state line (connection w/IN SR-39) southeast of New Buffalo
Northern Terminus: I-94 at Exit 1 southeast of New Buffalo
Length: Updated 1.136 miles
Map: Route Map of M-239
Notes: For many years in the 1960s and until 1972, Indiana dragged their feet on the completion of their portion of I-94 past Michigan City, so a temporary terminus of I-94 was located at M-239. Through Detroit-Chicago traffic continued southerly via M-239 into Indiana, then southerly via IN SR-39 to a connection with the Indiana Toll Rd, then westerly toward Chicago. Once the "Cornfield Roadblock" was completed in Indiana, M-239 was retained as a connection with IN SR-39.
M-239, named as such because of its connection with IN SR-39, has always terminated at I-94 and has never extended northwesterly via La Porte Rd into New Buffalo.
History: 1963 (Sept 22) - A new 1.1-mile long state trunkline is officially determined along La Porte Rd in southwestern Berrien Co connecting the temporary western end of I-94 in Michigan near New Buffalo with IN SR-39 at the Indiana state line.
Freeway/Expwy: No portion of M-239 is freeway or expressway.
Continue on: SR-39 into Indiana - via the Indiana Highway Ends website
Weblinks: M-239 @ Michigan Highway Ends - photos of the termini of M-239 at Dan Garnell's excellent Michigan Highway Ends website.

Southern Terminus: M-13/Euclid Ave northwest of Bay City
Northern Terminus: Entrance to Bay City State Recreation Area north of Bay City
Length: Updated 2.960 miles
Map: Route Map of M-247
Notes: Until 1998–99, M-247 had been the highest designated M-numbered highway in the state. All other higher-numbered routes were Interstates. With the first highway transfers of the Rationalization process, Marquette County's Co Rd 553 was transferred from county to state control. First M-553, then M-294 broke the long-standing "247 barrier." M-247's long reign at the top of all M-numbered highways has, unfortunately, come to an end.
M-247, which serves as a state highway connector to the main entrance of the Bay City State Recreation Area, is also known as Euclid Ave and Beaver Rd. The highway derives its number from having been formerly designated as a part of M-47 until 1961, when M-47 was moved onto a former portion of US-10 between Saginaw and Bay City.
History: 1961 - A variety of state trunkline highway route changes take place in the "Tri-Cities" area of Saginaw/Bay City/Midland this year, including the routing of M-47 out of the Bay City area onto a more westerly-trending alignment via Freeland and the cancellation of the portion of former M-47 along Henry St and State Park Dr from Bay City northerly to the Bay City State Park (present-day Bay City State Recreation Area). What had been designated M-47 from M-13 (formerly US-23) northwest of Bay City northerly via Euclid Rd to the state park is redesignated as M-247.
Freeway/Expwy: No portion of M-247 is freeway or expressway.
Weblinks: M-247 @ Michigan Highway Ends - photos of the termini of M-247 at Dan Garnell's excellent Michigan Highway Ends website.


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