U.S. Route 2 in Michigan: Wikis


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U.S. Route 2 shield
U.S. Highway 2
Maintained by MDOT

US 2 highlighted in red
Length: 304.98 mi[1][2] (490.82 km)
Total length does not include the section in Florence County, WI even though that distance is included on posted milemarkers
Formed: November 11, 1926[3]
West end: US 2 at Ironwood
M-28 at Wakefield

US 45 at Watersmeet
US 141 at Crystal Falls

US 141 at Iron Mountain
US 41 at Powers
M-35 at Escanaba
US 41 at Rapid River
M-94 at Manistique

East end: I-75 / BL I-75 at St. Ignace
Michigan highways
< M-1 M-3 >

US Highway 2 (US 2) is a part of the United States Numbered Highway System that runs from Everett, Washington, to the Upper Peninsula of the US state of Michigan. The highway enters the state at Ironwood and ends at St. Ignace.


Route description


Western Segment

US 2 enters Michigan from Wisconsin in Iron Mountain over the Montreal River. Through parts of Gogebic County US 2 passes through the Ottawa National Forest.

Eastern Segment

The eastern terminus of the western segment of U.S. 2 in St. Ignace, MI

US 2 re-enters Michigan in Kingsford then travels east to Escanaba where US 2 starts to follow the coast of Lake Michigan. Along the Lake Michigan shore line US 2 passes through the Hiawatha National Forest in Delta and Mackinac Counties.


The first state trunkline highway designated along the path of the modern US 2 was M-12, in use as far back as 1919.[4] When the US Highway System was announced on November 11, 1926,[3] US 2 replaced M-12.[5]

Major intersections

The following table shows the major intersections along US 2. Included are intersections with county-designated highways, other state trunklines and US Highways. MDOT has erected milemarkers along the highway that use the mileage starting at the state line in Ironwood. These markers do not reset at the state line when US 2 crosses back into Wisconsin and instead count that mileage in the totals.

County Location Mile[1][2] Roads intersected Notes
Gogebic Ironwood 0.00 US 2  – Ashland, WI  
BUS US 2 (Douglas Boulevard)  – Downtown Ironwood
Wakefield 12.51 M-28 (Sunday Lake Street) – Marquette Western terminus of M-28
Marenisco 26.03 M-64 south Western end of M-64 concurrency
Marenisco Township 28.11 M-64 north – Merriweather Eastern end of M-64 concurrency
Watersmeet 53.70 US 45Bruce Crossing  
Iron Stambaugh Township 70.03 FFH 16 Marked as H-16 on MDOT maps
Iron River 81.94 M-73 south Northern terminus of M-73
83.38 M-189 south (North 4th Avenue) Northern terminus of M-189
Crystal Falls 97.83 US 141 north – Covington Northern end of US 141 concurrency
99.00 M-69 east – Sagola Western terminus of M-69
Mastodon Township 109.01 US 2  – Iron Mountain, Florence, WI US 2 re-enters Wisconsin
US 2.svg US 2 enters Wisconsin and travels 14.26 miles before re-entering Michigan
Dickinson Iron Mountain 123.27 US 2  – Iron River, Florence, WI US 2 re-enters Michigan
123.97 M-95 north – Merriman Northern end of M-95 concurrency
127.32 M-95 south – Kingsford Southern end of M-95 concurrency
Quinnesec 130.17 US 141 south  – Green Bay, WI Northern end of US 141 concurrency
Norway 135.76 US 8 south (Brown Street) Northern terminus of US 8
Waucedah Township 144.20 G-69 north – Foster City Southern terminus of G-69
Menominee Powers 157.00 US 41 south – Menominee Western end of US 41 Concurrency
Delta Bark River Township 169.88 M-69 west – Perronville Eastern terminus of M-69
Escanaba 178.94 M-35 south (South Lincoln Road) – Menominee Southern end of M-35 concurrency
Gladstone 187.36 M-35 north (4th Avenue North) – Gwinn, Negaunee Northern end of M-35 concurrency
Rapid River 193.53 US 41 north – Marquette Eastern end of US 41 concurrency
Nahma Junction 207.74 H-13 north / FFH 13Wetmore Southern terminus of H-13/FFH 13
Garden Corners 216.30 M-183 south – Garden Northern terminus of M-183
Schoolcraft Thompson 226.84 M-149 north Southern terminus of M-149
Manistique 232.34 M-94 north (South Maple Street) – Munising Southern terminus of M-94
Mueller Township 253.91 M-77 north – Seney Southern terminus of M-77
Mackinac Newton Township 262.98 H-33 north – Curtis Southern terminus of H-33; former M-135
Engadine 270.98 M-117 north – Newberry Southern terminus of M-117
Moran Township 308.00 H-57 north – Allenville Southern terminus of H-57
St. Ignace 319.24 I-75Mackinac Bridge, Sault Ste. Marie

BL I-75  – Downtown St. Ignace

Eastern terminus of the western US segment of US 2; roadway continues east as BL I-75
Concurrency terminus Unconstructed


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