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Michigan Route 18
| The southern terminus of M-18 is at
a four-ramp parclo interchange with US 10 in North Bradley. An M-18
ENDS shield assembly is not present at this endpoint. Phil mentions
that, unlike M-30
seven miles to the east, which was permanently re-aligned to permit
construction of an overpass of the US 10 freeway when constructed
in the early 1960s, M-18 retained its original alignment when its
interchange with US 10 was built.
PHOTOS # 1 - 2: Phil Putnam, September 9, 2003.
| This scene shows the start of M-18
North, as seen from just before the US 10 interchange.
PHOTO # 3: Phil Putnam, September 9, 2003.
Historic Southern Terminus: 1920-1926
| When M-18 was first designated in 1920,
it cut east at Beaverton over to M-30, then proceeded south to Sanford,
then continued south along present-day Meridian Rd. to a southern
terminus at M-46
on the Gratiot/Saginaw County Line west of Merrill. In 1926, M-18
was re-aligned south of Beaverton to come to an end at the then newly-designated
US 10 in North Bradley. The M-80 designation was applied to the former
routing of M-18 between Beaverton and M-30, and M-30 was extended
along the remainder of the former M-18 down to M-46. This photo shows
the historic southern end of M-18, looking south along Meridian Rd.
at its intersection with M-46.
PHOTO # 1: Phil Putnam, September 9, 2003.
| Here, Phil presents the view north
along Meridian Rd. toward the historic beginning of M-18 North.
PHOTO # 2: Phil Putnam, September 9, 2003.
| The northern terminus of M-18 is at M-72
just west of the Crawford/Oscoda County Line about halfway between Grayling
and Mio. County Desginated Highway F-97, which multiplexes with M-18
for its northernmost four miles, continues onward after M-18 comes to
PHOTOS # 1 - 2: Brian Reynolds, May 11, 2002.
2002-04, Michigan Highway Ends.
Page Created: June 21, 2002.
Last Updated: January 4, 2004.