Interstate 194 Michigan

History
North End
South End

Overview

Interstate 194 spurs northward from B Drive and I-94 along side M-66 to Downtown Battle Creek. M-66 ties into the south end of the freeway at a retail area anchored by Lakeview Square Mall. I-194 and M-66 run along the Emmett Township line from the exchange with I-94 to M-96 (Columbia Avenue). An S-curve takes the freeway across the Kalamazoo River to Business Loop I-94 along Dickman Road. M-66 extends north from the freeway end at Jackson Street / Hambin Avenue along the east side of Downtown.

History

Interstate 194 opened to traffic fully by 1966. The two-mile section between Interstate 94 and Columbia Avenue (M-96), was designated in 1961.1

Route Information

  • North End – Battle Creek, MI

  • South End – Battle Creek, MI

  • Mileage – 3.40

  • Cities – Battle Creek

  • JunctionsI-94

Source: December 31, 2018 Interstate Route Log and Finders List

I-194 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

Location Vehicles per day
B Dr to Exit 1 31,584
Exits 1 to 2 28,071
Exits 2 to 3 23,041
Exit 3 to Jackson St 21,860

Highway Guides

North End Business I-94 M-66 / Hamblin Ave – Battle Creek, Michigan

Perspective from Interstate 194 north
Interstate 194 & M-66 elevate across Business Loop I-94 (Dickman Road), a CN Railroad tracks and Fountain Street on the half mile approach to the freeway end at Hamblin Avenue. Photo taken 11/05/11.
Lowering to grade level, I-194 & M-66 intersect Hamblin Avenue / Jackson Street south of Kellogg Arena and just east of Business Loop I-94 (Main Street). Photo taken 11/05/11.
An end sign for Interstate 194 stands at the turn off for Jackson Street to Business Loop I-94 along Michigan Avenue. M-66 (Division Street) extends north across Battle Creek to Capitol Avenue. Photo taken 11/05/11.
Perspective from M-66 south
M-66 (Division Street) south at Hamblin Avenue / Jackson Street and the beginning of Interstate 194. Photo taken by Don Hargraves (11/02).

South End – I-94 M-66 – Battle Creek, Michigan

Perspective from Interstate 194 & M-66 south
I-194 & M-66 (Sojourner Truth Downtown Parkway) lead due south from the G Drive underpass to Interstate 94 (Exits 1B/A). Photo taken 11/05/11.
Undeveloped timberland lines the east side of Interstate 194 within Emmett Township. Several subdivisions in south Battle Creek appear to the west ahead of I-94. Photo taken 11/05/11.
An end marker for Interstate 194 appears north of Minges Brook and the ramp for I-94 west to Kalamazoo. Photo taken 11/05/11.
Interstate 94 travels 18 miles west from I-194 & M-66 to Business Loop I-94 into Kalamazoo and 66 miles to the merge with I-196 outside Benton Harbor. Photo taken 11/05/11.
A loop ramp (Exit 1A) connects the south end of I-194 with Interstate 94 east to Marshall, Jackson and Ann Arbor. The M-66 freeway continues another half mile south to Beckley Road / B Drive. Photo taken 11/05/11.
Perspective from M-66 north
Beckley Road intersects the south end of the M-66 freeway from I-194 between Lakeview Square Mall and Harper Village shopping center. Photo taken by Don Hargraves (11/02).
The signalized intersection of M-66 and Beckley Road uses Michigan Lefts. Drivers on Beckley Road east headed toward I-194 into Battle Creek are directed south onto M-66 to a nearby U-turn for the freeway north. Photo taken by Don Hargraves (11/02).
Beckley Road westbound at M-66 and the freeway north to Interstate 194. Photo taken 11/05/11.
A Michigan Left via an adjacent U-turn from M-66 north connects Beckley Road westbound with M-66 south to the city of Sturgis. Photo taken 11/05/11.
Interstate 194 commences along M-66 north at the cloverleaf interchange (Exits 1A/B) with I-94. Photo taken 11/05/11.
Interstate 94 travels across southern Michigan from Detroit west to New Buffalo en route to Chicago, Illinois. Photo taken 11/05/11.
Perspective from Interstate 94 east
Interstate 94 converges with I-194 south and M-66 three quarters of a mile east of the modified diamond interchange (Exit 97) with Capital Avenue SW. Photo taken 11/05/11.
Curving northward along side Lakeview Square Mall, Interstate 94 enters the cloverleaf interchange (Exit 98) with M-66 south to Sturgis and I-194 & M-66 north to Downtown Battle Creek. Photo taken 11/05/11.
Exit 98B loops onto Interstate 194 & M-66 (Sojourner Truth Downtown Parkway) north. This is the fourth and final eastbound exit from I-94 to Battle Creek. Photo taken 11/05/11.
Perspective from Interstate 94 west
I-94 progresses southwest from M-294 and Beadle Lake 1.25 miles to Exit 98B for Interstate 194 & M-66 north into Battle Creek. Photo taken by Don Hargraves (11/02).
Exit 98B departs from Interstate 94 west for I-194 & M-66 north to Division Street along the east side of Downtown Battle Creek. Photo taken by Don Hargraves (11/02).
Interstate 94 advances west from I-194 & M-66 (Exit 98) to Kalamazoo, Benton Harbor and Chicago, Illinois. Photo taken by Don Hargraves (11/02).

Page updated February 26, 2019.