US 127 and 131 in Michigan
US 127 in Michigan
According to act-test-centers, US 127 is a US Highway in the US state of Michigan. The road forms a north-south route in the south of the state, running from Munson on the Ohio border through Jackson and the state capital Lansing to Grayling on Interstate 75. The section between Jackson and Grayling is a motorway. The route is 345 kilometers long.
US 127 at Lansing.
At Munson, US 127 crosses the Ohio border and heads due north. In Somerset you cross the US 12, the road from Coldwater to Ypsilanti. On the east side of the city of Jackson, US 127 becomes a freeway and then reaches Interstate 94, the highway from Chicago to Detroit. The road from here is a continuous highway to Lansing, through flat countryside. There are no major roads crossing the 50 kilometers between Jackson and Lansing. One reaches Lansing from the southeast of the city and crosses Interstate 96, which runs from Grand Rapids to Detroit. Here, US 127 forms the city’s eastern bypass with 2×2 lanes. Near the center one crosses Interstate 496, a short east-west connection through the capital.
North of Lansing, the highway continues north through fairly monotonous agricultural land. The distinctive Midwestern landscape extends farthest north here in the state of Michigan. The largest place on the route here is Mount Pleasant. At Clare, it crosses US 10, which forms a highway to Midland and Bay City. Further north there are more forests and the area becomes less populated. Passing Houghton Lake and Higgins Lake, US 127 connects just south of Grayling to Interstate 75, the highway from Detroit and Flint to Sault Ste. Mary.
US 127 was created in 1926. The northern end was for a long time the capital Lansing. In 2002, US 127 was extended to Grayling, this section was originally numbered US 27, but US 27 is no longer in Michigan.
|St. Louis||South Mount Pleasant||19 km||30-12-1960|
|Ithaca||St. Louis||13 km||00-00-1961|
|South Mount Pleasant||I-75||111 km||00-00-1961|
|mason||Lansing I-96||13 km||18-11-1966|
|Lansing I-496||Saginaw Street||2 km||00-00-1969|
|Saginaw Street||De Witt||13 km||00-00-1973|
|South St Johns||North St Johns||5 km||31-08-1999|
The highway section around Lansing is fairly quiet, with 20,000 to 30,000 vehicles per day. North of Mount Pleasant this drops to around 7,000 vehicles per day.
US 131 in Michigan
According to liuxers, US 131 is a US Highway in the United States, located almost entirely in Michigan and a small part in Indiana. The road forms a north-south route in the south of the state and is mostly a highway. The route runs from Interstate 80 / Interstate 90 just over the Indiana border and heads north through Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids . The route is 433 kilometers long.
The interchange between US 131 and M-6 in Wyoming, on the south side of Grand Rapids.
The road begins just a mile over the Indiana border at Interstate 80 / Interstate 90 and then heads north. The first 45 kilometers is a normal main road, after which the road becomes a motorway just before Portage. One then crosses the Interstate 94 and then arrives in the approximately 80,000 inhabitants city of Kalamazoo. The highway then runs through a fairly flat area with occasional forests to the north. Major roads are not crossed on the route to Grand Rapids. On the south side of Grand Rapids, one crosses SR-6, the east-west perimeter roadsouth of the city. 2×3 lanes are available in Grand Rapids because US 131 is the city’s busiest highway. A little closer to the center there are even 2×4 lanes available. One then crosses Interstate 196 and shortly afterwards one crosses Interstate 96.
After Grand Rapids, a fairly long road north begins, through an increasingly densely wooded area with no major towns. This area is gently sloping with some small rivers and lakes. At Reed City you cross US 10. The last major town along the highway is Cadillac. The entire highway section is 270 kilometers long. Further north, US 131 forms a quiet single-lane road until Petoskey where it terminates at US 31.
US 131 was created in 1926 and ended at Fife Lake at the time. In 1938, the route was extended north to US 31 at Petoskey in northern Michigan. In 1955 the entire route was asphalted.
Construction of the highway began in the mid-1950s on the south side of Grand Rapids. Then, between 1957 and 1963, the highway between the south side of Kalamazoo and the north side of Grand Rapids was opened. From 1969, US 131 was gradually extended further north. In 2003, the highway extended to its present end north of Manton.
|72 100th Street||81 28th Street||14 km||00-00-1957|
|64 Wayland||72 100th Street||13 km||00-00-1958|
|55 Martin||64 Wayland||14 km||00-00-1959|
|49 Plainwell||55 Martin||10 km||00-00-1960|
|38 Kalamazoo||49 Plainwell||18 km||05-10-1962|
|81 28th Street||85 Pearl Street||6 km||00-00-1962|
|85 Pearl Street||89 I-96||6 km||00-12-1962|
|31 Portage||38 Kalamazoo||11 km||00-12-1963|
|89 I-96||101 Greenville||19 km||00-10-1969|
|101 Greenville||104 Cedar Springs||5 km||22-10-1973|
|159 Ashton||176 Mesick / Clare||26 km||00-00-1976|
|131 Stanwood||142 North Big Rapids||17 km||00-00-1983|
|142 North Big Rapids||159 Ashton||27 km||00-00-1986|
|176 Mesick / Clare||180 Cadillac||6 km||01-11-2000|
|180 Cadillac||183 North Cadillac||5 km||30-10-2001|
|191 Maton||freeway end||3 km||19-09-2003|
The route between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids is reasonably well traveled with about 35,000 vehicles per day. Grand Rapids is a lot busier with up to 114,000 vehicles per day, the city’s busiest highway. North of Grand Rapids, this drops quickly, to about 10,000 vehicles as far as Cadillac. At the northern end of the highway, 7,100 vehicles drive every 24 hours. After that, this remains fairly constant at around 6,500 vehicles per day.