Interstate 69 in Michigan runs north into south-central Michigan, thence going northerly, northeasterly, and easterly to a Canadian border crossing at Port Huron. The southern entrance into Michigan is a border crossing out of Indiana's northeast corner. Interstate 69's first segment in Michigan runs north-south past Coldwater and Marshall, and it replaces a former alignment of US Route 27. At the small town of Olivet, southwest of Charlotte, Interstate 69 bends northeasterly past Charlotte to Lansing. This second and northeasterly section replaces an old section of Michigan Highway 78. Interstate 69 flanks the western and northern sides of Lansing, and continues east-northeasterly along former Michigan Highway 78, to Flint. At Flint, Interstate 69 becomes an east-west route, proceeding east on a corridor that used to be Michigan Highway 21. At Port Huron, Interstate 69 merges with Interstate 94, and the designations run concurrently for a few more miles to their mutual end. That end is the Blue Water Bridge over the St. Clair River to Sarnia, Ontario. The southern extent of Lake Huron is easily visible from atop the bridge.
My photo of a cutout shield for Interstate 69 comes from the corner of Lansing Road and Woodbury Road, just to the south of Interstate 69's interchange labeled "exit 98". This interchange is about ten miles northeast of Lansing. Lansing Road is somewhat of a southern frontage road to Interstate 69, and the guide marker shown helps eastbound drivers identify a turn toward an access point to the freeway. In recent years, the adoption of unisigns for Michigan's Interstate junctions has made cutout shields difficult to find across the state. Usually, I'm relegated to finding these cutout shields on "To" guide markers, distant from the Interstate itself. The cutout shield in this photo is no exception! This photo was taken in April 2021, returning from Metro Detroit and the Michigan Thumb.
Michigan Interstate guides will come with complete exit lists and a photo for every exit, at some point in the future when I've driven the full lengths of all of them. This page showing the cutout shield will stay here for now, until that happens.