Michigan Highway 113 is a short but useful east-west connector between Michigan Highway 37 and US Route 131, south of Traverse City. Namely, the highway is useful for connecting US Route 131 to Traverse City. Michigan Highway 113's western beginning is at Michigan Highway 37 about ten miles south of Traverse City. From there, Michigan Highway 113 runs due west through Kingsley. After twelve miles with no curves, Michigan Highway 113 suddenly turns southerly and southeasterly, ending four miles later at US Route 131. The US Route 131 freeway reaches as far north as Manton, only four miles south of Michigan Highway 113. The high-speed highway of US Route 131 deposits a lot of traffic onto Michigan Highway 113 so that tourists from the south can access Traverse City, by use of yet another route: Michigan Highway 37. For those looking for a way farther eastward from the straight east-west section of Michigan Highway 113, Michigan Highway 186 is provided for that purpose.
My photo of Michigan Highway 113 comes from the eastern terminus at US Route 131. The aperture, and the traffic reassured by this reassurance marker, face northwest, away from the actual intersection with US Route 131, situated eight miles north of Manton. This photo was taken at the start of August, 2022, on the way home from Alpena (and Drummond Island and the Keweenaw).