ULTIMATE INTERSTATES

SOUTHERN MICHIGAN



GENERAL INFORMATION & MAP

The Central Ohio Valley region comprises the region surrounding the central segment of the Ohio River and includes the cities of Indianapolis, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Dayton This region would see a number of interstate improvements. The map below shows these various improvements. Solid blue Lines indicate new free interstates; Purple lines indicate potential toll routes. Dotted lines show additional Proposed routes or alternative routes. Red and Green lines show existing free and tolled Interstate highways. Click on a shaded region below to view more detailed information about interstate ideas for that area

Ultimate Interstate 75W - Greater Detroit Bypass
Description This proposal will designate US-23 from Toledo Ohio to Flint Michigan and the southern portion of I-475 in Toledo as I-75W. Since this route is entirely freeway almost no construction is needed. Originally this route would have been designated as I-475 as it would have connected the I-475 segments in flint and Toledo together, however the I-75W designation better serves this route due to its length and the fact that it travels between two states.
Purpose and Need Route continuity, congestion relief, and completion of a missing link of the interstate system.
Ultimate Interstate 96 (East) Extension
Description This proposal will extend the eastern segment of I-96 northward (westward) along existing US-31 from north of Norton Shores to Ludington, from there travelers can navigate to the ferry to cross Lake Michigan and connect to the "western" segment of Ultimate Interstate 96. this route coould also lead tot he construction of a mid-Michigan crossing either by bridge or tunnel.
Purpose and Need Route continuity, congestion relief, and completion of a missing link of the interstate system.
Ultimate Interstate 167 - Kalamazoo North Spur
Description Applies Interstate designation to a short spur route that travels to the north end of Kalamazoo.
Purpose and Need Route continuity.
Ultimate Interstate 294 - Ann Arbor Connector
Description This proposal will connect I-94 in Ann Arbor Michigan to I-96 in the greater Detroit metro area at the I-275/96 junction.
Purpose and Need Additional connectivity, congestion relief.
Ultimate Interstate 296 - South Grand Rapids Bypass
Description This proposal will designate M-6 south of Grand Rapids as I-296. No construction is needed.
Purpose and Need Route continuity, congestion relief, and completion of a missing link of the interstate system.
Ultimate Interstate 896 - I-96 Connector
Description This proposal will construct a new interstate freeway along existing US-31 between Holland and Norton Shores as I-896.
Purpose and Need Route continuity, congestion relief, and completion of a missing link of the interstate system.