Minnesota State Highway 20

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Trunk Highway 20 marker

Trunk Highway 20
Route information
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 7.471 mi[2] (12.023 km)
Existed: 1920[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: MN-19.svg MN 19 at Cannon Falls
North end: MN-50.svg MN 50 at Douglas Township
Location
Counties: Goodhue, Dakota
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 19 MN 21

Minnesota State Highway 20 (MN 20) is a short highway in southeast Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with State Highway 19 in Cannon Falls (near U.S. 52) and continues north to its northern terminus at its intersection with State Highway 50 near Miesville, 400 feet west of U.S. 61.

Highway 20 is 7.5 miles (12.1 km) in length and passes through the city of Cannon Falls and Douglas Township.

Route description[edit]

Highway 20 serves as a north–south route between Cannon Falls and State Highway 50 near Miesville. Its northern terminus is 400 feet west of Highway 50's junction with U.S. 61.

Highway 20 is also known as:

The route crosses the Cannon River in the city of Cannon Falls.

There are no signs at the Highway 19 exit from U.S. 52 at Cannon Falls that indicate the short connection via Highway 19 to Highway 20, though at the end of the offramps the connection is indicated.

Signs at the north end of MN 20 near Miesville

History[edit]

Highway 20 was designated and signed in 1920 from the Iowa border near Canton to its current northern terminus.[3][4] U.S. Route 55 was established in 1927 along this road from the Iowa border to Cannon Falls. When U.S. Route 52 was extended into Minnesota in 1934 to replace U.S. 55, the Highway 20 designation was removed from this portion of the highway, leaving only the section that remains today.

The route was paved by 1940.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Goodhue Cannon Falls 0.000 0.000 MN 19
0.839 1.350 County 17.png CR 17 east (Washington St. W.)
1.070 1.722 County 17.png CR 17 west
1.272 2.047 County 29.png CR 29
Dakota Douglas Township 7.488 12.051 MN 50
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riner, Steve. "Details of Routes 1-25". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Retrieved 2007-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Statewide Trunk Logpoint Listing" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ Minnesota State Legislature (2010). "§ 161.114, Constitutional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ Minnesota Highway Department (April 1, 1926). Map of Trunk Highway System, State of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by McGill-Warner. Section M20–P24. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/mdt&CISOPTR=218&CISOBOX=1&REC=1. Retrieved September 28, 2010.