M-25 is a state trunkline highway in the
U.S. state of Michigan.
follows an arc-like shape closely along the Lake Huron shore of the Thumb in the
eastern Lower Peninsula
Huron and Bay City. It serves the lakeshore resorts along Lake
Huron and Saginaw
Bay and generally lies within sight of the lake and the
All is surface road and generally scenic, except for
the freeway segment near the junction with I-75
and connection into the
Port Huron and Port Austin it is the north-south highway that used to be
US 25 before the
designation was removed from Michigan.
Between Port Austin
and Bay City it is an east-west route that appeared on some maps as
US 25 and on some maps as a M-25. Since the 1970s, when
all of US 25 was deleted north of Cincinnati, Ohio it is now entirely M-25.
Port Huron to Port Austin
The starting point of M-25 at a junction with Business Loop
(BL I-69/BL I-94) in Port Huron. M-25 is part of
the Lake Huron Circle Tour
for its entire length. From here M-25 heads north on Pine Grove
Avenue until meeting M-136
At this intersection, M-25 turns north on 24th Avenue to Lakeshore
Road then runs parallel to the Lake Huron shoreline.
community of Lakeport, M-25 passes through Lakeport State Park.
Past the park, M-25 changes names from
Lakeshore Road to Kimball Road temporarily. M-25 intersects the
east end of M-90 blocks from
Lake Huron in Lexington. There are public beaches in Lexington and in
M-25's street name changes after the
intersection to that of
North Lakeshore Road. The Huron Shores Golf Club is located off the
highway north of Port Sanilac at the intersection of Snover Road.
County has established the Sanilac County Park at the
intersection of Downington Road and M-25 south of Richmondville. North of Forestville M-25 is once again called South Lakeshore Road as
the highway crosses into Huron
Wagener County Park is located off M-25 in the community of
. M-25 beings to curve to the
northwest in Sand Beach
the Rock Falls Cemetery. In the city of Harbor
Beach, M-25 is called Huron Avenue and meets M-142 for the first of two
Here is the Harbor Beach Golf Course on the south
side of town as M-25 moves inland through town. North of town, the
trunkline parallels an old routing of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway
as it is once again renamed Lakeshore Road. The highway moves
farther inland north of Rubicon
Hope as it begins to round the tip of the Thumb. In Grindstone City, M-25 loses the Lakeshore Road name in favor of
Grindstone Road all the way to Port Austin.
Port Austin to Bay City
Port Austin is the location of the historical northern terminus of
. Through town,
M-25 turns north along Lake Street before continuing west on Port
Austin Road along the lake. West of town, M-25 turns south along the
Bay and meets Port Crescent State Park.
From here south west, M-25 hugs the bay and
its miles of beaches. North of Caseville is the Albert E. Sleeper State Park.
Through Caseville, M-25 uses Main Street
and passes the city beach off State Street. McKinley
is home to the Scenic Golf &
Country Club and Wild Fowl Bay
follows the shore of Wild Fowl Bay, a smaller bay off Saginaw Bay,
to the city of Bay
Port and the western terminus of M-142 on Fairhaven a smaller community south of
Bay Port. From here south, the road is called
Unionville Road and turns inland to Sebewaing.
Unionville, M-25 turns more westerly to round the bottom of Saginaw
Bay into Bay
City along Bay City-Forestville Road in Tuscola County. In the community of
Quanicassee, it transitions to Center Road and crosses into
M-32 is routed the one-way street pair of
7th Street and McKinley Street before crossing the Veterans
Memorial Bridge over the Saginaw
. West of the bridge, the one-way pairing of Jenny Street
and Thomas Street are used before the two merge into Thomas Street
west of the M-13
The western terminus is at the junction of I-75
and US 10
. As the roadway crosses
the I-75/US 23 freeway it feeds into the eastern end of
US 10 freeway.
first designated in 1919 in the Upper
Peninsula. The highway ran from Skandia along what is today M-94 to Munising. From there it used today's routing of
M-28 eastward to Newberry and Sault Ste. Marie.
This designation was replaced by M-28 in
In 1933, US 25 was extended north from Port Huron to Port
Austin. along M-29
. M-25 was
designated along the portion of M-29 disconnected by the US 25
extension, from Bay City to Port Austin. M-25 was extended along
US 25 to Port Huron when the latter was removed from Michigan
in 1973. The southern terminus was placed at I-94 in Port Huron
until it was moved northward to end at BL I-94 (now
BL I-69/BL I-94) in 1987.
The section of M-25 in the City of Bay City was named a history
heritage route by the Michigan Department of
(MDOT). This designation was made on 1997-10-23
for the section of M-25 along Center
Avenue between Madison Avenue and the eastern city limits.
MDOT has planned a 2008 budgetary outlay of $9,031,000 in Sanilac
County, most of which is designated for reconstruction work on
M-25. A $2.4 million project is scheduled between Gardner Line Road
and Crest Drive, a stretch of road due to receive a center turn
lane and drainage upgrades. A resurfacing project and culvert work
between Deckerville Road and Russell Road costing $3.2 million is
scheduled between July and October 2008.