M-201 (Michigan)

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M-201 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length1.467 mi[1] (2.361 km)
Existedby April 15, 1949[2]–present
Major junctions
South end M-22 in Northport
North end CR 640 north of Northport
CountryUnited States
Highway system
M-199 M-203

M-201 is a state trunkline highway in the US state of Michigan that serves as a spur route for the village of Northport near the northern tip of Leelanau. The trunkline zig-zags through to provide a path through the village, connecting with the county road that provides access to Leelanau State Park. The highway was first shown on state maps in the late 1940s, and remains unchanged since.

Route description

M-201 starts on the south side of the Northport at M-22 and runs north on Shabwasung Street. The highway turns east onto Main Street for one block; the area in town is predominantly residential. At the intersection with Waukazoo Street, the trunkline turns north until it meets Nagonaba Street where it runs west for a block before turning north onto Mill Street, passing near the marina. Heading out of the village, the highway crosses Northport Creek and passes some small farms. The designation ends at the village limits just south of the three-way intersection of Mill Street, County Road 640 (CR 640), and East Peterson Park Road. CR 640 continues northward to Leelanau State Park at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula[1][3]

Like other state highways in Michigan, M-201 is maintained by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). In 2011, the department's traffic surveys showed that on average, 2,245 vehicles used the highway daily.[4] No section of M-201 is listed on the National Highway System,[5] a network of roads important to the country's economy, defense, and mobility.[6]


The entire routing was transferred to state control at an earlier date, but it would first appear on the state highway map published on April 1, 1949.[2] The highway remains unchanged since designation.[7]

Major intersections

The entire highway is in Leelanau County.

Northport0.0000.000 M-22 / LMCT – Traverse City, Leland
NorthportLeelanau Township village line1.4672.361 CR 640 – Leelanau State ParkRoadway continues north as Mill Street and Woolsey Lake Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Michigan Department of Transportation (2021). Next Generation PR Finder (Map). Michigan Department of Transportation. Retrieved October 11, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Michigan State Highway Department (April 1, 1949). Michigan Official Highway Map (Map). [c. 1:918,720]. Lansing: Michigan State Highway Department. § F9. OCLC 12701120. Retrieved October 17, 2019 – via Michigan History Center.
  3. ^ Google (September 29, 2010). "Overview Map of M-201" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
  4. ^ Bureau of Transportation Planning (2008). "Traffic Monitoring Information System". Michigan Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  5. ^ Michigan Department of Transportation (April 23, 2006). National Highway System, Michigan (PDF) (Map). Scale not given. Cartography by MDOT. Lansing: Michigan Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 4, 2012. Retrieved October 7, 2008.
  6. ^ Natzke, Stefan; Neathery, Mike & Adderly, Kevin (June 20, 2012). "What is the National Highway System?". National Highway System. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  7. ^ Michigan Department of Transportation (July 2005). "Leelanau County" (Map). Right-of-Way File Application. Scale not given. Lansing: Michigan Department of Transportation. Sheets 33, 34.

External links

  • M-201 at Michigan Highways