United States Highway 131 is a north-south United States highway. All but one mile of its length is contained in Michigan.

Table of contents
1 Termini
2 States Traversed
3 Related US Routes
4 Sources


As of 2004, the highway's northern terminus is in Petoskey, Michigan as an intersection with U.S. Highway 31. Its southern terminus is about five miles north of Middlebury, Indiana at an intersection with Interstate 80 just inside the Indiana border..

States Traversed

The highway passes through the following states:


US 131 runs for a distance of approximately 275 miles in Michigan, beginning at the junction with the Indiana Toll Road near the Michigan/Indiana state border and running north to Petoskey. It is an important highway in Western Michigan, serving the cities of Three Rivers, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Big Rapids, Cadillac, Kalkaska, and Petoskey. The highway is an important link between Grand Rapids and the tourist areas of northwest Michigan.

US 131 is a freeway from Kalamazoo to Cadillac. Currently, as of 2003 an extension of the freeway north to Kalkaska and a possible link to Interstate 75 are in the planning stages.


US 131 spends less than a mile in Indiana before meeting up with Interstate 80. However, Indiana State Highway 13 continues on five miles to U.S. Highway 20 in Middlebury. There is no indication that the US 131 designation was ever continued to US 20.

Related US Routes

  • U.S. Highway 31
  • U.S. Highway 231
  • U.S. Highway 331
  • U.S. Highway 431