M-74 (Michigan highway)


M-74 (Michigan highway)

M-74 marker

M-74
Route information
Maintained by Missaukee County Road Commission
Length: 18.4 mi[4] (29.6 km)
Existed: 1919[1] – 1939[2][3]
Major junctions
West end: M-66 in Pioneer
South end: M-55 near Merritt
Location
Counties: Missaukee
Highway system

Michigan State Trunkline Highway System
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M-73 I-75

M-74 was the designation of a state trunkline highway in the US state of Michigan. The highway ran through rural Missaukee County connecting Pioneer with Merritt. The highway was designated by 1919 along a longer route. It was shortened before it was totally removed from the highway system in the late 1930s.

Contents

Route description

M-74 started at a junction with M-66 near the community of Pioneer. It ran east on Moorestown Road through Stittsville to Moorestown before turning south on Nelson Road. There it ran through the community of Star City, turning west briefly on Walker Road and running south on Star City Road before terminating at a junction with M-55 west of Merritt. All of M-74 was a gravel highway.[4][2]

History

On July 1, 1919, M-74 ran between Pioneer and M-55 west of Merritt. There it turned east running concurrently with M-55 to Merritt where it turned south to Moddersville and terminated.[1] The spur south of Merrit remained a state highway through at least late 1938.[5] Late that year or early the next, the roadway between Merritt and Moddersville was turned back to local control and removed from the highway system.[2][5] By late 1939, the entire highway was decommissioned in its entirety.[3] The highway designation has not been used since.[6]

Major junctions

The entire highway was in Missaukee County.

Location Mile[4] Destinations Notes
Pioneer 0.0 M-66 – Lake City, Kalkaska Historic western terminus
Merritt 18.4 M-55 – Lake City, Houghton Lake Southern terminus at time of decommissioning
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

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  1. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department (July 1, 1919). State of Michigan: Lower Peninsula (Map). Cartography by MSHD. 
  2. ^ a b c Michigan State Highway Department (April 15, 1939). 1939 Official Michigan Highway Map (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally (Summer ed.). Section H10. 
  3. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department (December 1, 1939). 1939 Official Michigan Highway Map (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally (Winter ed.). Section H10. 
  4. ^ a b c Google, Inc. Google Maps – Overview Map of Former M-74 (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Pioneer,+MI+49651&daddr=44.4602476,-84.9725953+to:N+Star+City+Rd&geocode=FTWFpgId15_s-in5yhDf8pAfiDE7dJWbOT-QAg%3BFddopgIdzWvv-imNn2jAXIgfiDHFazpwYUe6HA%3BFeuFpAIdDTvv-g&hl=en&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=12&via=1&sll=44.40208,-85.063895&sspn=0.229342,0.232773&ie=UTF8&z=12. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department (December 1, 1938). 1938 Official Michigan Highway Map (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally (Winter ed.). 
  6. ^ Michigan Department of Transportation (2010). Official Department of Transportation Map (Map). 1 in:15 mi/1 cm:9 km. 

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