Michigan Highway 69, not to be confused with Interstate 69, is an east-west highway across southern portions of the Upper Peninsula. Because both of its ends are at US Route 2, and it's a more direct route than US Route 2, Michigan Highway 69 can be considered an alternate to US Route 2. The southeastern end of Michigan Highway 69 is at US Route 2 just west of Escanaba. The highly rural route of Michigan Highway 69 heads west-northwesterly from there, passing through no sizeable municipalities. The northwestern end is in Crystal Falls, at a north-south roadway carrying both US Route 2 and US Route 141.
My photo of Michigan Highway 69 comes from the western end in Crystal Falls, at the concurrency of US Route 2 and US Route 141. The north-south routing of that concurrency will have some of its traffic turning onto this western extent of Michigan Highway 69, and the signage depicted reassures travelers that they have reached the start of the state route. This photo was taken at the very end of July, 2022, on a trip to the Keweenaw, Drummond Island, and Alpena.