M-55 (Michigan Highway)

M-55 (Michigan Highway)

M-55 is a state trunkline highway in the northern part of the US state of Michigan. M-55 is one of only three state highways that extend across the Lower Peninsula from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan; the others are M-46 and M-72. The highway crosses through rural forest and farmlands to connect Manistee with Tawas City. M-55 crosses two of the major rivers in the state. Two sections of the highway follow along freeways near Cadillac and West Branch. Running for 150.944 miles (242.921 km) through the state, M-55 is maintained by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

The highway was first designated by July 1, 1919 along a portion of the current roadway. In a series of extensions, M-55 was lengthened to connect its current endpoints by the early 1930s. The trunkline has been rerouted in sections since that time resulting in the modern roadway alignment. One set of changes produced a business loop in the Houghton Lake area.

Read more about M-55 (Michigan Highway):  Route Description, History, Major Intersections, Business Loop

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M-55 (Michigan Highway) - Business Loop
... BUS M-55 Location Houghton Lake Heights Length 2.898 mi 4.664 km)Existed Early 1950ÔôLate 1961 Business M-55(BUS M-55 was a business loop designated ... BUS M-55ran for 2.898 miles 4.664 km)along Houghton Lake Drive between US 27 and Federal Drive next to the Houghton Lake ... M-55was shifted off the road when several highwaysin the Houghton Lake area were rerouted ...