M-28 Business (Ishpeming–Negaunee, Michigan)
name_notes=Business loop of the Michigan state trunkline highway system
map_notes=BUS M-28 highlighted in red
established=1958 as BUS M-28
starting_terminus=jct|state=MI|US|41|M|28 in Ishpeming
junction= City Truck Route)
ending_terminus=jct|state=MI|US|41|M|28 in Negaunee
M-28 Business Route (BUS M-28) is a state trunkline highway serving as a
business routerunning for convert|4.87|mi|km|2 through the downtown districts of Ishpeming and Negaunee in the U.S. stateof Michigan. It is one of three business loops for M-numbered highways in the state of Michigan.cite map |publisher= Michigan Department of Transportation |title=Official 2007 Department of Transportation Map |url=http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,1607,7-151-9622_11033_11151---,00.html |year=2007|scale=1 in:15 mi/1 cm:9 km] In addition, there have been two other BUS M-28 designations used for routes in Newberry and Marquette.
The trunkline was originally a section of US 41/M-28 and M-35. It carried the ALT US 41/ALT M-28 designation before it was designated as BUS M-28 in 1958. A rerouting in 1998 moved it along Lakeshore Drive in Ishpeming, and a streetscape project rebuilt the road in Negaunee in 2005.
BUS M-28 begins at a signalized intersection on US 41/M-28 with Lakeshore Drive and runs south along Lakeshore Drive and east Division Street in Ishpeming. Before reaching downtown, the highway passes Lake Bancroft along Lakeshore Drive. Past downtown, the trunkline follows Ready Street east to the Ishpeming–Negaunee city line. In Negaunee, the routing utilizes County Road east from the city line. There, it turns north along the west fork of Silver Street, and then follows Jackson and Main streets to Teal Lake Avenue, ending at another signalized intersection with US 41/M-28 north of downtown by Teal Lake. The total length of BUS M-28 is convert|4.87|mi|km|2.
average annual daily traffic(AADT) figures for BUS M-28 were last published for the year 2006. On Lakeshore Drive in Ishpeming, MDOT quotes 6,300 vehicles passing through. Along Division Street, traffic drops to 3,700 vehicles before dropping further to 3,300 vehicles along the section on County Road in Negaunee. Silver Street has the lowest traffic counts at 1,700 vehicles on an average day. Traffic is heaviest along Teal Lake Avenue, at 7,800 vehicles.cite map |publisher=Michigan Department of Transportation |url=http://www.michigan.gov/documents/ishpemin_19659_7.pdf |title=ADT Map for Ishpeming |year=2006 |accessdate=2008-03-24]
BUS M-28 was originally a portion of US 41/M-28 before the construction of the northerly bypass of Ishpeming and Negaunee in 1937.cite map |publisher=Michigan State Highway Department |title=Michigan Highway Map |edition=Summer |year=May 15, 1937 |section=B5] cite map |publisher=Michigan State Highway Department |title=Michigan Highway Map |edition=1937/8 Winter |year=December 1, 1937 |section=B5] The business loop would not be designated BUS M-28 permanently until 1958.cite map |publisher=Michigan State Highway Department |title=Official Michigan Highway Map |year=1958 |section=C5] It was designated US 41A/M-28Acite map |publisher=Marquette County Road Commission |title=Marquette County |year=1939] cite map |publisher=Marquette County Road Commission |title=Marquette County |year=1950] before being redesignated ALT US 41/ALT M-28.cite map |publisher=Michigan State Highway Department |title=City of Ishpeming Act 51 Map |year=1951] This dual designation mirrored the other Marquette County business route, BUS US 41.cite map |publisher=Michigan Department of Transportation |title=Official Transportation Map |year=1975 |inset=Marquette]
When M-35 was routed through downtown Negaunee, it joined BUS M-28 northward from the east fork of Silver Street on to US 41/M-28. This routing was moved to bypass the city in 1964 when mining activity destabilized a portion of the routing southeast of town.Right of Way for the M-35 Relocation was purchased between March 20, 1964 and October 12, 1964 according to cite map |publisher=Michigan Department of Transportation |url=http://mdotwas1.mdot.state.mi.us/public/ROWFiles/results.cfm?Dir=Marquette |title=Right Of Way Maps for Marquette County |accessdate=2008-05-08|date= |inset=Sheets 73–76 ] From this point on, BUS M-28 has run solo its entire length. The western end of BUS M-28 was rerouted on June 4, 1999.cite web | author= | title=State Adminitrative Board Resolutions | date=1940-Present | work=State of Michigan | url= http://www.michigan.gov/documents/resolution_list_155716_7.pdf | accessdate=2008-02-13|format=PDF ] The City of Ishpeming petitioned the
Michigan Department of Transportation(MDOT) to reroute the highway along Lakeshore Drive to US 41/M-28. Previously, it ran along Greenwood Street and North Lake Road meeting US 41/M-28 in the West Ishpeming neighborhood of Ishpeming Township.
MDOT in a partnership with the City of Negaunee upgraded Teal Lake Avenue between Arch and Rock streets in a streetscaping project to provide a "pedestrian refuge area". This work entailed reconstruction of the retaining wall, curbing and gutters in 2005. Arch Street is the access to Negaunee High School, and this section of BUS M-28 is near the athletic field complex in Negaunee. The project budgeted $120,200 with $24,200 from the City of Negaunee.cite web |title=FY 2005 Awarded Enhancement Project Summaries |publisher=Michigan Department of Transportation |url=http://www.michigan.gov/documents/County_Descriptions_119363_7.pdf | date=March 16, 2005 |accessdate=2008-03-18 |format=PDF |page=3]
The following table lists BUS M-28's major intersections with the primary Marquette County Roads along its routing.MIint
road= To CR 494
notes=former route of BUS M-28MIint
road= To CR 581
road= To CR 480
notes=Negaunee City Truck RouteMIint
* [http://www.michiganhighways.org/listings/MichHwysBus2-31.html#M-28BUS BUS M-28 at Michigan Highways]
* [http://www.state-ends.com/michigan/bus28-1/ BUS M-28 at Michigan Highway Ends]
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