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The state trunkline highways in Marquette County, Michigan account for about 173 miles (278 km) of the state trunkline highway system in Michigan.[n 1][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

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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 highwaysEdit

U.S. highways Edit

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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


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 (Template:Convert/pround km) across the UP crosses Marquette County as well.[1][4]

County-maintained roads Edit

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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 streetsEdit

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, length, and municipalities crossed.

Trunkline First Year Last Year Length within Marquette County[n 1][1] Municipalities crossed Notes References
Template:Jct 1926 current Template:Ntsc 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 Was M-15 before 1926 [2][3][4]
Template:Jct 1919 1926 Template:Ntsc[n 2] 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 Now US 41 [2][3][4]
Template:Jct 1919 current Template:Ntsc 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 [2][4]
Template:Jct 1919 current Template:Ntsc Turin Township, Forsyth Township, Richmond Township, Negaunee Township [2][4]
Template:Jct 1919 1934 Template:Ntsc[n 2] Republic Township, Humboldt Township Now M-95 [2][4][11][12]
Template:Jct 1927 current Template:Ntsc Forsyth Township, West Branch Township, Skandia Township [4][13]
Template:Jct 1934 current Template:Ntsc Republic Township, Humboldt Township Was M-45 before 1934 [2][4][11][12]
Template:Jct 1998 current Template:Ntsc Forsyth Township, Sands Township, City of Marquette Was CR 553 before 1998 [4][9][14][15]
M-554 1998 2005 Template:Ntsc City of Marquette Now Division Street in Marquette [5][14][16]
Template:Jct 1958 current Template:Ntsc City of Ishpeming, City of Negaunee Was BUS US 41/BUS M-28 before being desigated as just BUS M-28 [4][6][17]
Template:Jct 1964 2005 Template:Ntsc City of Marquette Was once designated as BUS US 41/BUS M-28
Now Washington and Front streets in Marquette


  1. 1.0 1.1 Figure includes concurrent mileage with US 41
  2. 2.0 2.1 Approximate mileage

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Template:Cite map
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Template:Cite map
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Template:Cite map
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 Template:Cite map
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Michigan Department of Transportation (November 9, 2005). "MDOT and city of Marquette complete jurisdictional transfer". Press release.,1607,7-151-9620_11057-129975--,00.html. Retrieved July 31, 2008. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Template:Cite map
  7. "US 41/M-28 Access Management Plan, Chapter One" (PDF). Michigan Department of Transportation. April 28, 2004. Retrieved January 18, 2008. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "History". County Road Association of Michigan. Retrieved September 8, 2008. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Template:Cite map
  10. "State Administrative Board Resolutions" (PDF). State of Michigan. 1940-Present. Retrieved February 13, 2008. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 Template:Cite map
  12. 12.0 12.1 Template:Cite map
  13. Template:Cite map
  14. 14.0 14.1 Michigan Department of Transportation (September 24, 1998). "MDOT Accepts Responsibility for 120 Miles of Local Roads". Press release.,1607,7-151-9620_11057-94859--,00.html. Retrieved August 26, 2008. 
  15. Template:Cite map
  16. 16.0 16.1 Template:Cite map
  17. Template:Cite map
  18. Template:Cite map
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