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Interstate 94 is a long interstate highway connecting the Great Lakes and Intermountain region of the United States. Its western terminus is in Billings, Montana at a junction with Interstate 90; its eastern terminus is the U.S. side of the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, Michigan, at the Ontario, Canada border.
Major cities along the route
- Billings, Montana
- Bismarck, North Dakota
- Fargo, North Dakota
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Saint Paul, Minnesota
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin (East-West Freeway, North-South Freeway)
- Chicago, Illinois (Tri-State Tollway, Edens Expressway, Dan Ryan Expressway, Bishop Ford Freeway, Kingery Expressway)
- Gary, Indiana (Borman Expressway)
- Kalamazoo, Michigan
- Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Detroit, Michigan (Willow Run Freeway, Detroit Industrial Freeway, Edsel Ford Freeway)
Intersections with other Interstates
- Interstate 90 in Billings, Montana
- Interstate 29 in Fargo, North Dakota
- Interstate 35 in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
- Interstate 90 in Tomah, Wisconsin. They stay joined until Madison, Wisconsin.
- Interstate 39 at Portage, Wisconsin. They stay joined for 30 miles (48 km).
- Interstate 43 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Interstate 90 in Chicago, Illinois. They stay merged for about 20 miles (32 km). This particular stretch comprises part of the Kennedy Expressway and part of the Dan Ryan Expressway.
- Interstate 290 in Chicago, Illinois
- Interstate 55 in Chicago, Illinois
- Interstate 57 in Chicago, Illinois
- Interstate 80 in South Holland, Illinois. They stay joined until Portage, Indiana. Known as the Robert Kingery Expressway in Illinois and the Frank Borman Expressway in Indiana.
- Interstate 65 in Gary, Indiana
- Interstate 90 in Portage, Indiana
- Interstate 196 near Benton Harbor, Michigan
- Interstate 69 in Marshall, Michigan
- Interstate 275 in Romulus, Michigan
- Interstate 96 in Detroit, Michigan
- Interstate 75 in Detroit, Michigan
- Interstate 696 in Roseville, Michigan
- Interstate 69 in Port Huron, Michigan
- Bismarck, North Dakota - I-194 (unsigned)
- Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota - I-394, I-494, I-694
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin - I-794, I-894
- Chicago, Illinois - I-294 (Tri-State Tollway)
- Battle Creek, Michigan - I-194
- Interstate 94 is the only east-west interstate to form a direct connection into Canada (no such interstate ends at the Mexican border). At Port Huron, I-94 crosses the Blue Water Bridge into Sarnia, Ontario and becomes Highway 402, which can be used by motorists going to Toronto.
- Through much of Michigan, Interstate 94 follows the route of Old U.S. Highway 12.
- Through North Dakota, Interstate 94 follows the route once taken by U.S. Highway 10 west from Fargo.
- Interstate 494 was originally planned to serve as a loop in Chicago and follow Lake Shore Drive along Lake Michigan. After local opposition prevented I-494 from being completed, the number was completely dropped. Portions of the old I-494 exist as US 41/Lake Shore Drive.
- The I-494/I-694 loop in the Twin Cities has a speed limit of 60 mph (95 km/h) in most places. All highways within the loop are 55 mph (90 km/h), and Minnesota highways outside the loop can go up to 65 mph (100 km/h); 70 mph (110 km/h) if they are Interstate highways.
- 40 miles (64 km) north of the Twin Cities near Otsego, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) operates the Mn/ROAD research facility, which studies the effect of traffic on various road surface types. Westbound traffic is redirected onto 3.5 miles (5.5 km) of pavement outfitted with thousands of sensors. There is a straight-through bypass (the original highway) that can be used when researchers are examining the road up close.
- As of 2005; I-94 is undergoing rehabilitation in and around the Detroit area according to MDOT.
- I-94, a movie by James Benning
- I-94 is the Arrival-Departure Record form used by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
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