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Michigan Route 59
|The Western Terminus of M-59 is at a trumpet interchange with I-96 (Exit 133) west of Howell. The interchange also marks the Western Terminus of Howell's BL I-96. There is neither an M-59 ENDS nor a BL I-96 ENDS assembly present at this common endpoint.|
This is the exit signage for M-59 on I-96
West at the starting point of M-59 East. I-96, which has been a
six-lane (minimum) freeway ever since it began in Detroit 60 miles
ago, narrows down to four lanes just beyond this interchange.
PHOTO # 1:John Harmon, 9/02/2002.
The Eastern Terminus of M-59 is at a
six-ramp parclo interchange with I-94 (Exit 240) northeast of Mount
Clemens. Interestingly, the M-59 ENDS assembly shown here is
located about 0.75 mile east of I-94 along Rosso Hwy., the connecting
road between I-94 and the entrance to Selfridge Air National Guard
Base. According to
Chris Bessert, all of Rosso Hwy. east of the on-ramp to I-94 East
falls under the jurisdiction of the Road Commission of Macomb County,
meaning this M-59 ENDS shield assembly is a bit misplaced.
PHOTO # 1: Dan Garnell, 5/24/2002.
Historic Eastern Terminus: 1964-1998
In 1998, all of M-59 between
M-53 and I-94
was widened from a two- to four-lane highway into a six- to eight-lane
boulevard. This resulted in the current location of M-59's
Eastern Terminus. For the 34 years prior to that, however, M-59
turned north onto Gratiot Ave., which it followed to 23 Mile Rd.
From there, M-59 turned east onto 23 Mile Rd., which it followed for
about 0.75 mile to its former Eastern Terminus at I-94's Exit 243.
Between 1973 and 1998, the entirety of M-59 along Gratiot Ave. and 23
Mile Rd. was multiplexed with
Consequently, both M-3 and M-59 came to an end at this interchange.
With the re-routing of M-59 in 1998, M-3 comes to an end here as a
solo route today. The six-ramp parclo interchange featured here
also serves as the Southern Terminus of
PHOTO # 1: Howard Goldman, 1/14/2006.
2002-06, Michigan Highway Ends.
Page Created: June 15, 2002.
Last Updated: March 4, 2006.