Interstate 194 Michigan

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

Part of the Interstate Urban Area Numerology for the state of Michigan submitted to the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO), the urban connector into Battle Creek was approved as I-194 on August 29, 1958. Interstate 194 opened to traffic fully by 1966. The two mile long 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

I-194 M-66 North at Hamblin Avenue

I-194/M-66 north at Hamblin Av - Battle Creek, MI

I-194/M-66 elevate across Business Loop I-94 (Dickman Road), CN Railroad tracks and Fountain Street a half mile north to Hamblin Avenue. 11/05/11

I-194/M-66 north at Hamblin Av - Battle Creek, MI

Lowering to grade level, I-194/M-66 intersect Hamblin Avenue / Jackson Street southeast of Kellogg Arena and just east of Business Loop I-94 (Main Street). 11/05/11

I-194/M-66 north at Hamblin Av - Battle Creek, MI

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. 11/05/11

M-66 South at I-194

M-66 south at I-194 - Battle Creek, MI

M-66 (Division Street) south at Hamblin Avenue / Jackson Street and the beginning of Interstate 194. Photo by Don Hargraves (11/02).

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

I-194 M-66 South at I-94

I-194/M-66 south at I-94 - Battle Creek, MI

I-194/M-66 (Sojourner Truth Downtown Parkway) lead due south from the G Drive underpass to Exit 1 B/A for Interstate 94. 11/05/11

I-194/M-66 south at I-94 - Battle Creek, MI

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. 11/05/11

I-194/M-66 south at I-94 - Battle Creek, MI

An end marker for Interstate 194 appears north of Minges Brook and the ramp for I-94 west to Kalamazoo. 11/05/11

I-194/M-66 south at I-94 - Battle Creek, MI

Interstate 94 travels 18 miles west from I-194/M-66 to Business Loop I-94 into Kalamazoo and 66 miles to I-196 outside Benton Harbor. 11/05/11

I-194/M-66 south at I-94 - Battle Creek, MI

A loop ramp (Exit 1A) connects the south end of I-194 with Interstate 94 east to Marshall, Jackson and Ann Arbor. The freeway extends another half mile south along M-66 to Beckley Road / B Drive. 11/05/11

I-194 M-66 North at I-94

Beckley Rd east at I-194/M-66 - Battle Creek, MI

Beckley Road intersects the south end of the M-66 freeway from I-194 between Lakeview Square Mall and Harper Village shopping center. Photo by Don Hargraves (11/02).

Beckley Rd east at I-194/M-66 - Battle Creek, MI

The signalized intersection of M-66 and Beckley Road uses Michigan Lefts. Motorists 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 by Don Hargraves (11/02).

Beckley Rd west at I-194/M-66 - Battle Creek, MI

Beckley Road westbound at M-66 and the freeway north to Interstate 194. 11/05/11

Beckley Rd west at I-194/M-66 - Battle Creek, MI

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. 11/05/11

I-194/M-66 north at I-94 - Battle Creek, MI

Interstate 194 commences along M-66 north at the cloverleaf interchange (Exits 1A/B) with I-94. 11/05/11

I-194/M-66 north at I-94 - Battle Creek, MI

Interstate 94 travels across southern Michigan from Detroit west to New Buffalo en route to Chicago, Illinois. 11/05/11

I-94 East at I-194 M-66

I-94 east at I-194/M-66 - Battle Creek, MI

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. 11/05/11

I-94 east at I-194/M-66 - Battle Creek, MI

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. 11/05/11

I-94 east at I-194/M-66 - Battle Creek, MI

Exit 98B loops onto I-194/M-66 (Sojourner Truth Downtown Parkway) north. This is the fourth and final eastbound exit from I-94 to Battle Creek. 11/05/11

I-94 West at I-194 M-66

I-94 west at I-194/M-66 - Emmett Township, MI

I-94 progresses southwest from M-294 and Beadle Lake 1.25 miles to Exit 98B for I-194/M-66 north into Battle Creek. Photo by Don Hargraves (11/02).

I-94 west at I-194/M-66 - Emmett Township, MI

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 by Don Hargraves (11/02).

I-94 west at I-194/M-66 - Emmett Township, MI

Interstate 94 advances west from I-194/M-66 at Exit 98 to Kalamazoo, Benton Harbor and Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Don Hargraves (11/02).

Page updated February 26, 2019.