US Route 23 stretches the entire north and south extent of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, from Ohio to Mackinaw City. Between the state line and Flint, it is a freeway, which serves as a bypass for the more congested I-75 through metro Detroit. Along the way, it passes through the outskirts of Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan. North of Flint, US 23 overlaps I-75 through Saginaw and Bay City, before splitting back off in Standish. It then follows the western shore of Lake Huron, passing through Alpena and Cheboygan. In Mackinaw City, it comes across I-75 again, where it ends. Though most through traffic sticks to I-75, US-23 in the northern Lower Peninsula is an excellent route for sightseeing. It is a part of the Lake Huron Circle Tour and has several bridges that are designated as historically significant.
Our Michigan US 23 sign is follows the exact 1926 federal standards for US highway signs. This style is what was used in the early days of US 23, with a panel “cut out” in the shape of a shield, and the squared-off lettering common to signage of that era. In 1948, standards changed to a newer style with the same layout, but using the modern highway sign fonts. You may be able to find original 1926-style signs on the collector’s market from time to time. Expect to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars to get your hands on one, though. For just a fraction of that price, our faithful replica allows you to have an excellent display piece without the hassle of hunting for one.
Our Michigan US 23 sign is flat printed on heavy 14-gauge steel right here in America. With a non-reflective, glossy finish, it will make an excellent addition to any room’s decor. You can display it outdoors too; It’s durable enough to withstand a harsh Michigan winter. To make installation easy, we’ve included pre-drilled mounting holes. Choose from the following sizes:
- 12⅜ in. × 12 in. (a scaled-down version for efficient display)
- 16½ in. × 16 in. (the actual size of markers used in the field before 1961
- 24¾ in. × 24 in. (the size used in the present day)
- 36⅛ in. × 36 in. (a size used today for important junctions on high-speed roads)
We can make US Route signs like this one with any route number and state you might be looking for! And we can make the 1948 and 1961 style signs, too. Not only that, but we can also make historic state route and Interstate markers! And of course, we can also make directional, warning, and welcome signs too. To get started on your custom order, just contact Jake!