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M-98 (Michigan highway)

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M-98 marker

M-98
M-98 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MSHD
Length16.2 mi[2] (26.1 km)
Existedc. July 1, 1919[1]–c. 1960[3][4]
Major junctions
West end M-77 in Germfask
  M-135 in Helmer
East end M-28 near McMillan
Location
CountiesSchoolcraft, Luce
Highway system
M-97M-99

M-98 is the designation of a former 16.2-mile (26.1 km) state trunkline highway in the Upper Peninsula of the US state of Michigan. It ran between M-77 at Germfask and M-28 near McMillan. The highway connected both small towns situated around Manistique Lake when it was designated with the rest of the original state highways in 1919. The section north of Helmer on the east side of the lake ran concurrently with M-135 after the latter's creation in the late 1920s. M-98 was extended at the end of the 1940s before the whole trunkline was removed from the highway system in the 1960s. Since the 1970s, part of M-98 has been designated as one of the two County Road H-44s in the state.

Route description[edit]

M-98 started at a junction with M-77 in Germfask next to the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, a managed wetland in Schoolcraft County. The highway followed Ten Curves Road east and then north out town. The trunkline turned back due east and crosses the Fox River before a set of curves that shifted the highway along the Schoolcraft–Luce county line to pass north of Big Manistique Lake. Ten Curves Road passes between the Big and North Manistee lakes as it enters the community of Helmer in Luce County. There, M-98 intersected M-135, and the two ran concurrently north along Manistique Lakes Road. M-98/M-135 turned due east to intersect M-28 southwest of McMillan near East Lake.[2][3]

History[edit]

M-98 was first designated by July 1, 1919,[1] at the same time as the initial state highway system was signed.[5] In 1929, M-135 was designated, creating the concurrency along the last several miles of M-98.[6][7] By 1936, a series of corners were straightened out on the western end of M-98 near Germfask.[8][9] In late 1949 or early 1950, M-28 was realigned to take an angled route southeasterly out of McMillan. The east–west section of the previous M-28 routing was added to M-98 while the north–south segment was added to M-135.[10][11] By the middle of 1958, M-135 was shifted to follow M-98, removing the roadway section added to its routing previously; this change made M-98 and M-135 concurrent north of Helmer all the way to M-28 once again.[12][13] M-98 was removed from the state trunkline system in late 1960 or early 1961, and the designation was decommissioned at that time.[3][4] The M-98 designation has not been reused since.[14] The routing was then assigned as a County Road H-44 after October 5, 1970,[15] along the east–west section of the former M-98. The former M-98/M-135 was given the H-33 moniker at the same time.[16] Both roads have retained those designations ever since.[14] The Luce County Road Commission has also assigned the former highway the designations County Road 98 (CR 98) along Ten Curves Road and CR 135 on Manistique Lakes Road since taking control back from the state in the 1960s.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
SchoolcraftGermfask0.00.0 M-77 – Blaney Park, SeneyFormer western terminus
LuceHelmer11.518.5 M-135 south – CurtisModern day H-33; southern end of M-135 concurrency
McMillan16.226.1 M-28 – Munising, Newberry
M-135 south
Former eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department (July 1, 1919). State of Michigan (Map). Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. Upper Peninsula sheet. OCLC 15607244. Retrieved December 18, 2016 – via Michigan State University Libraries.
  2. ^ a b c d Google (February 17, 2008). "Overview Map of Former M-98" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 17, 2008.
  3. ^ a b c Michigan State Highway Department (1960). Official Highway Map (Map). [c. 1:918,720]. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. §§ C8–D8. OCLC 12701120, 81552576. Retrieved August 12, 2017 – via Archives of Michigan. (Includes all changes through July 1, 1960)
  4. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department (1961). Official Highway Map (Map). [c. 1:918,720]. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. §§ C8–D8. OCLC 12701120, 51857665. Retrieved June 17, 2017 – via Archives of Michigan. (Includes all changes through July 1, 1961)
  5. ^ "Michigan May Do Well Following Wisconsin's Road Marking System". The Grand Rapids Press. September 20, 1919. p. 10.
  6. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (May 1, 1929). Official Highway Service Map (Map). [c. 1:810,000]. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. OCLC 12701195, 79754957.
  7. ^ Michigan State Highway Department & H.M. Gousha (January 1, 1930). Official Highway Service Map (Map). [c. 1:810,000]. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. OCLC 12701195, 79754957.
  8. ^ Michigan State Highway Department & H.M. Gousha (July 1, 1930). Official Highway Service Map (Map). [c. 1:810,000]. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. OCLC 12701195, 79754957.
  9. ^ Michigan State Highway Department & Rand McNally (June 1, 1936). Official Michigan Highway Map (Map). [c. 1:850,000]. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. § C8. OCLC 12701143.
  10. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (July 1, 1949). Michigan Official Highway Map (Map). [c. 1:918,720]. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. § D8. OCLC 12701120.
  11. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (April 15, 1950). Michigan Official Highway Map (Map). [c. 1:918,720]. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. § D8. OCLC 12701120.
  12. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (October 1, 1957). Official Highway Map (Map). [c. 1:918,720]. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. § D8. OCLC 12701120, 367386492.
  13. ^ Michigan State Highway Department (1958). Official Highway Map (Map). [c. 1:918,720]. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. § D8. OCLC 12701120, 51856742. Retrieved December 18, 2016 – via Archives of Michigan. (Includes all changes through July 1, 1958)
  14. ^ a b Michigan Department of Transportation (2015). Pure Michigan: State Transportation Map (Map). c. 1:975,000. Lansing: Michigan Department of Transportation. Full map. OCLC 42778335, 900162490.
  15. ^ "County Primary Road Marking System Okayed". The Holland Evening Sentinel. October 5, 1970. p. 6. ISSN 1050-4044. OCLC 13440201. Retrieved May 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  16. ^ Michigan Department of State Highways (1971). Michigan, Great Lake State: Official Highway Map (Map). c. 1:918,720. Lansing: Michigan Department of State Highways. §§ C8–D8. OCLC 12701120, 77960415.

External links[edit]

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