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U.S. Route 12
IN State Line,
SW of New Buffalo, Berrien County.
| The Western Terminus of US 12 within
the State of Michigan is at the Indiana State Line southwest of New
Buffalo. This is the closest state highway crossing of the
border between Michigan and Indiana to Lake Michigan. For most
of its jaunt through the Hoosier State, US 12 will travel near the
Lake Michigan shore line, passing through Michigan City and Gary on
its way into the Chicago vicinity. Photo # 1 features an
overview of US 12 as it crosses into Indiana, with the "Welcome to
Indiana" sign appearing in the distance. Photo # 2 shows the
first US 12 West shield, which is accompanied by two markers
underneath it. The first marker identifies US 12 as being a part
Michigan Circle Tour, and the second marker identifies US 12 as
the Iron Brigade Memorial Highway, a designation US 12 carries through
Indiana all the way to the Illinois State Line.
PHOTOS # 1 - 2: Bob Nightingale, 3/12/2006.
| Here are two pictures showing the
departure of US 12 from the Hoosier State, and corresponding entrance
into the Wolverine State. Photo # 3 shows the "Welcome to
Michigan" sign present at the state line, followed closely by the
first US 12 East reassurance marker in Michigan. A little bit
farther down the road is a guide sign which shows that Michigan, like
Indiana, identifies US 12 as the Iron Brigade Memorial Highway.
This sign is featured in Photo # 4.
PHOTOS # 3 - 4: Bob Nightingale, 3/12/2006.
| The Eastern Terminus of US 12, which
has been rotated around a number of locations throughout downtown
Detroit over the years, is currently at Cass Ave. In this
picture, Ryan presents the last block of the US 12, which comes to an
end at the second traffic signal (Cass Ave.). The first traffic
signal shown here is for 1st St. There is no signage present
indicating the end of US 12. In fact, signage for US 12, along
with many other routes in downtown Detroit, is somewhat inconsistent.
PHOTO # 1: Ryan Pooya, 11/19/2006.
| Just after Washington Blvd., the
signalized intersection located a block after Cass Ave., there is
still a US 12 East reassurance marker in place! The two-block
stretch of US 12 beyond Cass Ave. was decommissioned in 2005.
PHOTO # 2: Ryan Pooya, 11/19/2006.
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