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U.S. Highway 27
United States Highway 27 (US 27), is a north-south United States highway. From Miami it goes up the center of Florida, then west to Tallahassee, Florida, and north through such cities and towns as Columbus, Georgia, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Lexington, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Ohio, Fort Wayne, Indiana. It once extended north through Lansing, Michigan to Cheboygan, Mackinaw City and for several years as far as St. Ignace.
This at grade highway has been largely superseded by Interstate 75, which follows a roughly similar route and in some places actually replaced the older highway. In the northern portion, parts of Highway 27 were replaced by and now are part of Interstate 69. In many places the route markers and the highway itself serve to connect local communities bypassed by the Interstate Highway.
As of 2004, the highway's northern terminus is in Fort Wayne, Indiana at an intersection with Interstate 69. Its southern terminus is in Miami, Florida at an intersection with U.S. Highway 1 (Northeast 36th Street and Biscayne Boulevard).
Until 2002, the highway's northern terminus was six miles (10 km) south of Grayling, Michigan at an intersection with Interstate 75. Before the completion and designation of Interstate 75, US 27 reached the (Michigan) state ferry dock at Mackinaw City, Michigan (with U.S. Highway 23 and U.S. Highway 31) until the completion of the Mackinac Bridge and was even extended (but US 23 and US 31 were not so extended) as the designation for the Mackinac Bridge in 1957 to the current intersection of Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 2 near St. Ignace, Michigan before Interstate 75 was assigned to the bridge and its approaches.
As of 2004, Alternate US 27 has a northern terminus in Carrollton, Georgia. It rejoins US 27 in Columbus, Georgia. While the main line of US 27 passes through LaGrange, Alternate US 27 veers to the east to serve the towns of Newnan and Manchester.
The highway passes through the following states:
Related U.S. routes
- U.S. Highway 127
- U.S. Highway 227
- Endpoints of U.S. highways (used with permission)
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