Minnesota State Highway 123

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Trunk Highway 123 marker

Trunk Highway 123
Route information
Defined by MS § 161.115(116)
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 8.037 mi[1] (12.934 km)
Existed: 1946 – present
Major junctions
South end: MN-23.svg MN 23 near Sandstone
North end: MN-23.svg MN 23 near Askov
Location
Counties: Pine
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 121 MN 127

Minnesota State Highway 123 (MN 123) is a highway in east-central Minnesota, which runs from its first intersection with State Highway 23 at Sandstone and continues east and then north to its northern terminus at its second intersection with State Highway 23 near Askov. The route passes through the city of Sandstone, Sandstone Township, and Finlayson Township.

Highway 123 is 8 miles (13 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

Highway 123 serves as an east–west and north–south route between Sandstone and Askov in east-central Minnesota.

The route changes direction to north–south in Sandstone Township and continues as north–south to its northern terminus in Finlayson Township near Askov.

Highway 123 passes briefly through Banning State Park. The park entrance is located on nearby Highway 23, east of Interstate 35 near Askov.

The route is legally defined as Route 185 in the Minnesota Statutes.[2] It is not marked with this number.

History[edit]

Highway 123 was originally part of State Highway 23 from 1934 to 1946. Highway 23 originally ran through the center of Sandstone on Main Street and Third Street. Highway 123 now follows this route and was signed in 1946.[3][4]

Highway 123 was numbered as a derivative of Highway 23.

The east-west portion of the highway was paved when it was marked. The north-south segment was paved in 1949.[5][6]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Pine County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Sandstone Township 0.000 0.000 MN 23
Sandstone 0.923 1.485 CR 64 (Main Street)
1.450–
1.526
2.334–
2.456
Kettle River
Sandstone Township 2.022 3.254 CR 29
4.018 6.466 CR 30
Finlayson Township –
Partridge Township
8.054 12.962 MN 23
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing - Construction District 1" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 20, 2010. Retrieved November 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ "161.115, Additional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Office of the Revisor of Statutes, State of Minnesota. 2010. Retrieved November 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways (May 1, 1946). 1946 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Section N13. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/mdt&CISOPTR=237&REC=6. Retrieved November 20, 2010.
  4. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways (May 1, 1947). 1947 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Section N13. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/mdt&CISOPTR=234&REC=7. Retrieved November 20, 2010.
  5. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways (January 1, 1949). Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Section N13. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/mdt&CISOPTR=228&REC=9. Retrieved November 20, 2010.
  6. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways (January 1, 1950). Minnesota 1950 Official Highway Map (Map). Section N13. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/mdt&CISOPTR=1291&REC=10. Retrieved November 20, 2010.

External links[edit]

Highway 123 at the Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page.