States traversed: Michigan, with a slight foray into Ohio
US Route 223 is a short highway in southeastern Michigan, starting at US Route 127 south of Jackson and running east-southeast to near Toledo, Ohio. The western end is at US Route 127 just barely south of US Route 12, at Cement City, Michigan. US Route 223 passes through Adrian, Michigan, before hitting an interchange with US Route 23. For some reason, US Route 223 joins US Route 23 south to the first interchange south of the Ohio state border, instead of ending. That first interchange south of the Ohio border is at Ohio State Route 184, meaning that US Route 223 ends at Ohio State Route 184. It's really unclear why US Route 223 ends at a random point along the US Route 23 freeway instead of avoiding the overlap with US Route 23 altogether. The southeastern endpoint is just north of Interstate 475.
My photo for US Route 223 comes from a point along Michigan Highway 34 in Adrian, where a sign assembly announces the upcoming intersection with a connector road to US Route 223. This photo was taken as I was driving around Michigan, taking pictures for my state-level collection in March 2019. US Route 223 passes over Michigan Highway 34 at a grade-separated bridge crossing, but a connector street is signed to provide access, at the intersection in the background of the photo. Back to the nationwide main page. Back to the home page.