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U.S. Route 24
Southern Entrance: OH State Line, SE of Temperance, Monroe County. | Northern Terminus: I-75, NW of Clarkston, Oakland County.
There is currently no coverage of the Southern Entrance of US 24 into Michigan.
If you can get any photographs of the point where US 24 crosses from Ohio into Michigan southeast of Temperance, please contact Dan.
| The northern terminus of US 24 is at I-75
(Exit 93) northwest of Clarkston. There is quite an abundance of interesting
signage in place at this particular endpoint. In the first picture is
a JUNCTION I-75 guide sign in place approaching the interchange. While
it is typical for junctions to be signed by means of a guide sign with
the word JUNCTION spelled out in the Upper Peninsula and along the I-69
corridor, versus by means of a JCT shield assembly, it is not as commonly
used in southeastern Michigan. The second photo shows a sign erected by
the Road Commission for Oakland County denoting that US 24 ends in 1 mile,
and that M-24 is
accessible via I-75 South. (More on the connection between US 24 and M-24
below.) Oakland County is known for its unique, unusual, non-standard
signage, and this guide sign is no exception, with US text inside of the
US 24 shield, as well as a black background for the M-24 shield, where
"M" shields on guide signs typically do not have neither a black
background nor an "M" inside of the shield. The third photo
features another rarity for Michigan, on the whole. Instead of a standard
ENDS plate beneath a US 24 marker to signify the end of the route, there
is an END plate typically used in other states above the US 24 North shield.
PHOTOS # 1 - 2: Howard Goldman, November 23, 2003;
PHOTO # 3: Mike Terner, October 24, 2003.
| The start of US 24 South is marked by something
not typically found within the State of Michigan: a BEGIN tab atop the
US 24 South shield assembly. This is only one of two locations within
the Wolverine State where a BEGIN plate is used to denote the start of
a route. The other is in Port Huron, for M-25.
A BEGIN TRUNK LINE MAINTENANCE sign supplements the BEGIN US 24 South
shield found here.
PHOTO # 4: Howard Goldman, November 23, 2003.
| These next two photos feature some of the
signage leading up to the US 24 interchange on I-75 South. The fifth photo
features an MDOT sign differentiating US 24 and M-24. US 24 (Dixie Hwy.)
begins at Exit 93, and heads south into Metro Detroit from there. M-24
(Lapeer Rd.), on the other hand, starts at Exit 81, and heads north from
that point toward Lapeer and points north. Meanwhile, the sixth picture
shows the exit signage for US 24 on I-75 South. This photo also provides
a good perspective of the unusual layout of this interchange. I-75 North
goes over US 24, while I-75 South passes underneath US 24.
PHOTOS # 5 - 6: Howard Goldman, November 23, 2003.
| On the exit ramp to US 24 from I-75 South,
there is not one, but in fact two mentions of US 24 starting to the right!
In the seventh photo is the standard US 24 South shield atop a destination
sign for Waterford. The eighth photo is a directional guide sign for Dixie
Hwy. Adjacent to the South text on this sign is a US 24 shield.
PHOTOS # 7 - 8: Howard Goldman, November 23, 2003.
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Page Created: December 14, 2002.
Last Updated: August 29, 2004.