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Interstate 94 or I -94 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Michigan. The highway forms an east-west route in the south of the state and runs from the Indiana border at Grand Beach through St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor and Detroit to the Canadian border at Port Huron. The route is 443 kilometers long.
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I-94 at Benton Harbor.
I-94 at Battle Creek.
I-94 at Port Huron.
Interstate 94 in Indiana enters the state of Michigan at Grand Beach, parallel to the shore of immense Lake Michigan. The highway has 2×3 lanes here and you drive to the northeast. The bank, which consists of high dunes, is accessible from the motorway. One then quickly reaches a small conurbation, around the towns of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. At Benton Heights follow the interchange with Interstate 196, which runs north toward Holland and Grand Rapids. After this, 2×2 lanes are available and I-94 turns east, through a vast agricultural area. The landscape is quite flat and has a few lakes. One then reaches the twin city of Portage-Kalamazoo, which forms an agglomeration of more than 300,000 inhabitants. Here one intersects US 131, a long highway that heads south to the state of Indiana, and north to Grand Rapids and Cadillac. I-94 has 2×3 lanes here. One passes exactly between Portage and Kalamazoo.
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You leave the urban area fairly quickly and the highway then has 2×2 lanes again. However, the next larger town is not very far away, Battle Creek, a city of about 55,000 inhabitants. Just east of Battle Creek, it interchanges with Interstate 69, which runs from Indianapolis and Fort Wayne toward Michigan’s capital Lansing, and Port Huron at the Canadian border. I-94 and I-69 re-engage in Port Huron and through traffic to Canada may enter the Detroit metropolitan area.avoid by taking I-69. The landscape after this junction is quite flat, with many agricultural areas, the Midwestern foothills. About 60 kilometers after Battle Creek you reach the regional town of Jackson, where the US 127 runs north as a highway, towards Lansing and on to Mount Pleasant. On the east side of Jackson, US 127 turns south toward the state of Ohio. The upcoming section of I-94 is called the Red Arrow Highway.
You then reach the city of Ann Arbor, a regional city of more than 100,000 inhabitants. This is where State Route 14 turns off and leads to Livonia in the Detroit metropolitan area. On the south side of this city, the US 23, which forms a kind of super bypass of Detroit, crosses from Toledo to Flint. After this, the highway has 2×3 lanes and you pass the town of Ypsilanti. Shortly afterwards, the metropolitan area of Detroit is reached.
The first suburb of Detroit is Romulus, which also houses the largest airport in the metropolitan area. One crosses Interstate 275, Detroit ‘s western bypass. I-94 already has 2×4 lanes. In the industrial suburb of Dearborn, it crosses State Route 39, the Southfield Freeway that leads to Detroit’s western neighborhoods. I-94 here is called the Detroit Industrial Freeway and has 2×3 lanes. One then reaches the city of Detroit itself and the name changes to Edsel Ford Freeway. In parts of Detroit there is a lot of vacancy and vacant lots, a phenomenon called urban prairie.
I-94 passes just north of downtown and crosses Interstate 96, the highway from Grand Rapids to Detroit. I-94 then holds 2×3 lanes and crosses State Route 10, the Lodge Freeway. Shortly after, the interchange with Interstate 75 follows, the Chrysler Freeway that runs from Toledo to Flint. You then pass a large Ford factory. You then pass through the eastern neighborhoods of Detroit and after 7 Mile Road you enter the suburban area. 2×3 lanes are also available through the suburb of St. Clair Shores. Here one also crosses the Interstate 696, which comes in from Warren and Farmington Hills and ends here at I-94. One then comes through the northeastern suburbs of Detroit. The last suburb is Chesterfield, where the road narrows to 2×2 lanes and leaves the Detroit metropolitan area after 95 kilometers.
Then follows the last section of I-94, through agricultural land. About 40 kilometers after the Detroit metropolitan area, Interstate 69 and I-94 converge, and then continue together to the Canadian border. The border is on the St. Clair River, which the Blue Water Bridge crosses. On the Canadian side, at the town of Sarnia , Highway 402 continues towards the city of London and Toronto. Through traffic to Buffalo, New York State, can also use this route, saving the detour south of Lake Erie.