U.S. Route 41 in Michigan
US Highway 41 runs from Miami, Florida, to the Upper Peninsula of the US state of Michigan. It is a state trunkline highway that enters the state via the Interstate Bridge between Marinette, Wisconsin, and Menominee, Michigan. Various sections are rural two-lane highway, urbanized four-lane divided expressway and the Copper Country Trail National Scenic Byway.
About U.S. Route 41 in Michigan in brief
US Highway 41 runs from Miami, Florida, to the Upper Peninsula of the US state of Michigan. It is a state trunkline highway that enters the state via the Interstate Bridge between Marinette, Wisconsin, and Menominee, Michigan. The 278. 769 miles of US 41 that lie within Michigan serve as a major conduit. Most of the highway is listed on the National Highway System. Various sections are rural two-lane highway, urbanized four-lane divided expressway and the Copper Country Trail National Scenic Byway. Historical landmarks along the trunkline include the Marquette Branch Prison, Peshekee River Bridge and the Quincy Mine. The highway is known for a number of historic bridges such as a lift bridge, the northernmost span in the state and a structure referred to as \”one of Michigan’s most important vehicular bridges\” by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Seven memorial highway designations have been applied to parts of the trunk line since 1917, one of them named for a Civil War general. The route from the southern terminus to downtown Houghton is included in the Lake Superior Circle Tour and the Lake Michigan Circle Tour. It also passes through the Hiawatha National Forest and the Keweenaw National Historical Park. The trunkline ends at a cul-de-sac east of Fort Wilkins State Park after serving the Central Upper Peninsula and Copper Country regions of Michigan, and is known as the “Michigan Highway of the North” It was first designated as a US Highway in 1926.
It comprises mostly two lanes; it is undivided except for the sections that are concurrent with US 2 near Escanaba and M-28 near Marquette. There is an anomaly in the routing between these two cities: M-35 turns west along 4th Avenue and 4th Street in Gladstone, where the highway turns north along 4-lane North Avenue. There are no interchanges between the two cities, and the shortest section between these cities is 4th and 5th Avenue. The northernmost community along the highway is Copper Harbor at the tip of the KEWeenaw Peninsula. The county line between the communities marks the boundary between the Central and Eastern time zones. US-2US 41 crosses into the Hannahville Indian Community at the communities of Harris and Bark River in Delta County. At Powers, the two highways run concurrently and turn east towardEscanaba. At the intersection of Ludington Street and Lincoln Road, the highway enters the west on Lincoln Road from Ludington Road, and turns north on Lincoln Street, the Lincoln Road grid. The highway then runs north to Little Bay de Noc using a combined four- lane divided highway to the end of the Rapid River at Noc. There, it turns north and turns east, and US-41 turns north to cross north inland to cross the Upper peninsula and cross the north shore of Lake Superior. The section between the cities of Noc and Escanaba illustrates an anomaly: US 2 41 continues on a four- lanes expressway north to the north end of Little Bay.