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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 24

U.S. Highway 24, a dual north-south/east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. It originally ran from Pontiac, Michigan in the east to Kansas City, Missouri in the west; today, it runs from Clarkston, Michigan to Minturn, Colorado. The transition from North-south to east-west signage is in Toledo, Ohio. Route marker sign: U.S. Highway 24 File links The following pages link to this file: U.S. Highway 24 Categories: Public domain images ... Current U.S. Highway shield The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... Pontiac is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... Kansas City is a city covering parts of Jackson, Clay, and Platte counties in Missouri. ... Clarkston, which also goes by the somewhat confusing official name City of the Village of Clarkston, is a city located within Independence Charter Township in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Minturn is a town located in Eagle County, Colorado. ... City nickname: The Glass City Location Location in the state of Ohio Government County Lucas Mayor Jack Ford (D) Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 217. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George Voinovich (R) Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ...

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Termini

As of 2004, the highway's eastern terminus is west of Clarkston, Michigan at an intersection with I-75. Its western terminus is near Minturn, Colorado at an intersection with I-70. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Clarkston, which also goes by the somewhat confusing official name City of the Village of Clarkston, is a city located within Independence Charter Township in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Interstate 75 is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ... Minturn is a town located in Eagle County, Colorado. ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-15 Utah 0 I-82 Colorado 269 I-25 Colorado 274 I-35 Missouri 1 - 2 I-29 Missouri 2 I-64 Missouri 251 - Illinois 3 I-55 Missouri 251 - Illinois 20 I-44 Missouri 251 - State line I-57 Illinois 92 - 98 I-74...


Historic names

Between Pontiac, Michigan and the Ohio border, the highway is known as Telegraph Road (Main article), its name before the highway system existed. Mark Knopfler of the pop group Dire Straits wrote the song Telegraph Road about the development and decay of the road, which he spotted en route to a concert. It is a major surface route through western areas of Metro Detroit. The highway has 8 lanes and is often busy, particularly during rush hour. Pontiac is a city located in Oakland County, Michigan. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George Voinovich (R) Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... In Michigan, Telegraph Rd. ... Mark Knopfler with Dire Straits performing live Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born August 12, 1949 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a British guitarist, singer, and songwriter. ... Dire Straits performing live Dire Straits were a British rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (guitar and vocals), David Knopfler (guitar), John Illsley (bass) and Pick Withers (drums), and managed by Ed Bicknell. ... Metro Detroit is the American metropolitan area consisting of nine counties including the cities of Detroit, Flint (although it is often disputed whether Flint is included due to its distance from the city of Detroit), Ann Arbor, Pontiac, and other outlying cities, villages, and townships in the U.S. state... Rush hour in a city A rush hour is a part of the day with busy traffic and hence traffic congestion on the roads and crowded public transport; normally the two periods in a day when people are travelling to or from work or school. ...


States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

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: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George Voinovich (R) Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... State nickname: The Hoosier State Other U.S. States Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Senators Richard Lugar (R) Evan Bayh (D) Official language(s) English Area 94,321 km² (38th)  - Land 92,897 km²  - Water 1,424 km² (1. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) Senators Richard Durbin (D) Barack Obama (D) Official language(s) English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ... State nickname: The Show Me State Other U.S. States Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City (largest metropolitan area is Saint Louis) Governor Matt Blunt (R) Senators Kit Bond (R) Jim Talent (R) Official language(s) English Area 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² (21st)  - Land 68,898 mi... State nickname: The Sunflower State Other U.S. States Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) Senators Sam Brownback (R) Pat Roberts (R) Official languages None Area 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² (15th)  - Land 81,815 mi²; 211,900 km²  - Water 462 mi²; 1,196 km² (0. ... State nickname: The Centennial State Other U.S. States Capital Denver Largest city Denver Governor Bill Owens (R) Senators Wayne Allard (R) Ken Salazar (D) Official languages English Area 269,837 km² (8th)  - Land 268,879 km²  - Water 962 km² (0. ...

Related US routes

U.S. Alternate 24 was an early designation of the Seaway Freeway between Detroit and Toledo; it has almost all been incorporated into Interstate 75 and has been decommissioned since at least 1960. U.S. Highway 224 is a spur of U.S. Highway 24. ... Huntington from the air, looking northeast. ... Interstate 75 is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ...


Notes

Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... A typical Michigan left setup. ... This article is about stream channelization. ... Michigan State Highway 153 is known as Ford Road for nearly its entire length, except for its westernmost portion where it splits from Ford Road and junctions with M-14. ... A typical jughandle setup, with one standard jughandle and one reverse jughandle. ... Riley County Courthouse, Manhattan Manhattan is a town located in northeastern Kansas at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. ... United States Highway 40 is an east-west United States highway. ...

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