U.S. Route 2 in Michigan
US Highway 2 is a component of the United States Numbered Highway System. It connects Everett, Washington, to the Upper Peninsula of the US state of Michigan. In Michigan, the highway runs through the UP in two segments as a part of the state trunkline highway system. A separate segment that runs from Rouses Point, New York, to Houlton, Maine.
About U.S. Route 2 in Michigan in brief
US Highway 2 is a component of the United States Numbered Highway System. It connects Everett, Washington, to the Upper Peninsula of the US state of Michigan. In Michigan, the highway runs through the UP in two segments as a part of the state trunkline highway system. A separate segment that runs from Rouses Point, New York, to Houlton, Maine. US 2 is one of the major transportation arteries in the UP, and is a major conduit for traffic through the state and neighboring northern Midwest states. The roadway plays an important role in the transportation of goods across the northern tier of states in the Midwest. It is listed on the National Highway System for its entire length. The 305. 151 miles of roadway in Michigan is divided into a 109. 177-mile western segment and a 195. 974-mile eastern segment, interrupted by a section that runs for 14. 460 miles in the state of Wisconsin. In 2010 the average daily traffic along the highway was 770 vehicles, compared to the overall average of 5,188 vehicles for the highway. The highway is the home of the basketball team Watersmeet High School, which is featured on a documentary series on ESPN and a series of commercials on Sundance TV. The U.S. Highway System is a network of roadways important to the country’s economy, defense, and mobility. Together with M‑28, US 2 is part of a pair of primary trunklines that bridge the eastern and western sides of the UP. It was used as part of two Indian trails before European settlers came to the UP and the King’s International Highway auto trails in the early 20th century.
With the creation of the Interstate Highway System, part of US 2 was rerouted to coincide with the new Interstate 75, though in the 1980s, the U. S. Highway was truncated and removed from the I‑75 freeway, resulting in today’s basic form. It has the lowest traffic volume along the entire length of the highway; in 2010 the Michigan Department of Transportation recorded a daily average of 770vehicles, compared to the overall overall average vehicles for the overall highway. It also has the highest traffic volume within the state, with the average traffic volume for the entire highway within the Michigan state being 5.188vehicles. It runs through two national and two state forests in the process. It enters Michigan from Wisconsin for the first time north of downtown Hurley, Wisconsin, and Ironwood, Michigan, over the state line that runs along the Montreal River. It continues eastward through UP woodlands to the city of Bessemer. It crosses the river into Gogebic County and passes a welcome center on the way into a commercial district north of northern of downtown. It turns southeasterly through the Ottawa National Forest, crossing Jackson Creek and two branches of the Presque Isle River River in the unincorporated community of Presque Isle. At the end of the concurrency, M‑64 turns northerly to run along Lake GogeBic.