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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 2

United States Highway 2 is an east-west United States Highway. US 2 is the designation of two very distinct routes along the northern edges of the country -- but while some routes were truncated because of encroaching Interstate highways, US 2 has been split since it was commissioned in the original 1926 highway plan. However, a route through Canada used to be marked, connecting the routes; see the section on Canada. Image File history File links Route marker sign: U.S. Highway 2 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Current U.S. Highway shield Current U.S. Highway shield in California The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... Interstate Highways in the lower 48 A typical rural stretch of Interstate Highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...

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Eastern segment

The eastern segment of US 2 traverses the northern reaches of the New England states. While the states marked in red show the core of New England, the regions cultural influence may cover a greater or lesser area than shown. ...


Termini

As of 2004, the highway's eastern terminus is in Houlton, Maine at the Canadian border. It shares the endpoint with Interstate 95, and the route continues as New Brunswick Highway 95. Five miles (eight kilometres) into Canada, this route intersects with Trans-Canada Highway (New Brunswick Highway 2). Its western terminus is in Rouses Point, New York, also at the Canadian border. US 2 and U.S. Highway 11 meet, turn north a half mile (0.8 km) to the border, and continue as Provincial Highway 223. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Houlton is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, on the Canadian border, located at 46. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... New Brunswick Highway 95 (also Route 95) is a 17 km highway connecting the northern terminus of U.S. Interstate 95 at the Canada-U.S. border near Houlton, Maine to New Brunswick Highway 2 (the Trans-Canada Highway) in Woodstock, New Brunswick. ... Example of Trans-Canada Highway marker shield. ... New Brunswick Highway 2 (also Route 2) is the designation for the primary route of the Trans-Canada Highway through the Canadian province of New Brunswick. ... Rouses Point is a village located in Clinton County, New York. ... Categories: Stub | United States Highway system ...


Alternate routes

US 2A (marked on some maps as Alternate US 2) has an eastern terminus in Houlton, Maine, just two miles (3 km) from the start of the main line route. It rejoins US 2 in Macwahoc. While the main line of US 2 runs parallel to Interstate 95 for a while before heading south, Alternate US 2 veers to the south and east to serve an isolated area of the state. There is also another US 2A connecting Old Town and Orono, Maine. Houlton is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, on the Canadian border, located at 46. ... Macwahoc is a plantation located in Aroostook County, Maine. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... Main Street in Old Town Old Town is a city located in Penobscot County, Maine. ... Orono is a town located in Penobscot County, Maine. ...


States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

Miles km state
273 439 Maine
35 58 New Hampshire
? ? Vermont
? ? New York
460 740 Total

Note: (about one mile in Rouses Point, half of which is co-signed with U.S. Highway 11) State nickname: The Pine Tree State Other U.S. States Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Governor John Baldacci (D) Senators Olympia Snowe (R) Susan Collins (R) Official language(s) None Area 86,542 km² (39th)  - Land 80,005 km²  - Water 11,724 km² (13. ... State nickname: The Granite State Other U.S. States Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Governor John Lynch (D) Senators Judd Gregg (R) John Sununu (R) Official languages English Area 24,239 km² (46th)  - Land 23,249 km²  - Water 814 km² (3. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Senators Patrick Leahy (D) Jim Jeffords (I) Official language(s) None Area 24,923 km² (43th)  - Land 23,974 km²  - Water 949 km² (3. ... State nickname: The Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York City Governor George Pataki (R) Senators Charles Schumer (D) Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² or 54,556 square miles (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water... Rouses Point is a village located in Clinton County, New York. ... Categories: Stub | United States Highway system ...


Western segment

It has been suggested that US 2 freeway (Michigan) be merged into this article or section. (Discuss)

The western segment of US 2 extends from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan across the northern tier of the lower 48 states. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Possible other merge and I-75 The part of I-75, originally US 2, between St. ... The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is the northern of the two major land masses that comprise the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


Termini

As of 2004, the highway's eastern terminus is in St. Ignace, Michigan at an intersection with Interstate 75. Its western terminus is in Everett, Washington at an intersection with Washington State Route 529 (former U.S. Highway 99). However, signage is unclear between there and the intersection with Interstate 5. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... St. ... Interstate 75 is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ... Everett High School (part of Everett Public Schools) Everett Public Schools logo Everett Station Everett is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Drawing of US 99 through California. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Historic termini

Until 1984, the eastern end of US 2 extended up Interstate 75 to the Canadian border, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. This page is about the year 1984. ... Interstate 75 is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ... Sault Ste. ...


States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

At the crossing between Wisconsin and Minnesota, the highway crosses the Richard I. Bong Memorial Bridge, supposedly about 8,300 feet (2,500 m) in length—roughly 11,800 feet (3,600 m) in length when the above land approaches are included. State nickname: The Wolverine State, The Great Lakes State Other U.S. States Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) Senators Carl Levin (D) Debbie Stabenow (D) Official language(s) English de-facto Area 96,889 mi² / 250,941 km² (11th)  - Land 56,855 mi² / 147,255 km... State nickname: Badger State State motto: Forward Other U.S. States Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Governor Jim Doyle (D) Senators Herb Kohl (D) Russ Feingold (D) Official languages None Area 169,790 km² (23rd)  - Land 140,787 km²  - Water 28,006 km² (17%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,453,896... State nickname: North Star State, Land of 10,000 Lakes, The Gopher State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Senators Mark Dayton (D) Norm Coleman (R) Official language(s) None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990... State nickname: Peace Garden State, Roughrider State, Flickertail State Other U.S. States Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Governor John Hoeven (R) Senators Kent Conrad (D) Byron Dorgan (D) Official languages English Area 183 272 km² (19th)  - Land 178 839 km²  - Water 4 432 km² (2. ... State nickname: Treasure State Other U.S. States Capital Helena Largest city Billings Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) Senators Max Baucus (D) Conrad Burns (R) Official language(s) English Area 381,156 km² (4th)  - Land 377,295 km²  - Water 3,862 km² (1%) Population (2000)  - Population 902,195 (44th)  - Density 2. ... State nickname: Gem State Other U.S. States Capital Boise Largest city Boise Governor Dirk Kempthorne (R) Senators Larry Craig (R) Mike Crapo (R) Official language(s) none Area 216,632 km² (14th)  - Land 214,499 km²  - Water 2,133 km² (0. ... State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire (D) Senators Patty Murray (D) Maria Cantwell (D) Official language(s) None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ... Richard I. Bong Memorial Bridge from the Duluth, Minnesota hillside looking East toward Superior, Wisconsin. ...


Canada

Currently, the east end of the west segment is on I-75 south of the Canadian border, and the west end of the east segment is at the border. Until the 1960s at the latest, a route marked as 'TO US 2' was minimally signed along the Trans-Canada Highway and other Provincial Highways through Ontario and Quebec, linking the two segments. Interstate 75 is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ... The 1960s in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... Example of Trans-Canada Highway marker shield. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th) • Land 917,741 km² • Water 158,654 km² (14. ... The first European explorer of what is now Quebec was Jacques Cartier, who planted a cross either in the Gaspé in 1534 or at Old Fort Bay on the Lower North Shore and sailed into the St. ...


References

  • misc.transport.road post by Ron Wilbanks, May 2, 2003 (Message ID 3EB22BCE.8000204@ameritech.net )

May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Related US routes

U.S. Highway 102 is a long-decommissioned designation for a short U.S. Highway in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. ... United States Highway 202 is a highway stretching from Delaware to Maine, also passing through the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. ... U.S. Highway 302 is a spur of U.S. Highway 2. ... This list of United States Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway, although in some cases, a 3 digit highway is totally unrelated to its apparent parent. ...

See also

Possible other merge and I-75 The part of I-75, originally US 2, between St. ... This segment of freeway near Escanaba, Michigan, USA was originally intended to be a full freeway, but it never had any grade-separations at the intersections when it was built. ...

Sources and external links

  • Endpoints of US highways: Eastern Segment and Western Segment (used with permission)
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