Minnesota State Highway 200

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Trunk Highway 200 marker

Trunk Highway 200
Route information
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 201.203 mi[1] (323.805 km)
Existed: 1969 – present
Major junctions
West end: North Dakota 200.svg ND 200 at the Red River
  US 75.svg U.S. 75 at Halstad
MN-9.svg MN 9 at Ada
US 59.svg U.S. 59 at Mahnomen
US 71.svg U.S. 71 at Kabekona
MN-64.svg MN 64 near Laporte
MN-34.svg MN-371.svg MN 34 , MN 371 at Walker
MN-6.svg MN 6 at Remer
US 169 (MN).svg U.S. 169 at Hill City
MN-65.svg MN 65 at Jacobson
East end: US 2.svg U.S. 2 in Northeast Aitkin
Location
Counties: Norman, Mahnomen, Clearwater, Hubbard, Cass, Aitkin
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 197 MN 210

Minnesota State Highway 200 is a highway in northwest and northeast Minnesota, which runs from North Dakota Highway 200 at the North Dakota state line near Halstad, and continues east to its eastern terminus at its intersection with U.S. Highway 2 in Northeast Aitkin County, 9-miles west of Floodwood.

At the western terminus, upon crossing the Red River, the roadway continues westward as state highways numbered 200 all the way to Idaho. Minnesota State Highway 200 is the eastern end of a nationwide chain of similarly numbered state highways that stretch from Minnesota to Idaho.

The route runs across Minnesota from west to east; connecting Ada, Mahnomen, Walker, and Floodwood.

Highway 200 is 201 miles (323 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

Highway 200 serves as an east–west route in northwest and northeast Minnesota between Halstad, Ada, Mahnomen, Walker, Remer, Hill City, and Floodwood. Highway 200 parallels U.S. Highway 2 throughout its route

For part of its route (8-miles), Highway 200 is concurrent with Highway 371 through the city of Walker.

Highway 200 also runs together with U.S. Highway 71 for 13 miles (21 km) in Hubbard County between the town of Kabekona and Itasca State Park.

Highway 200 passes through the following forests:

Highway 200 crosses the Mississippi River twice. Once at Jacobson in northeast Aitkin County, and once near Itasca State Park in southeast Clearwater County. Itasca State Park is located on Highways 200 and 71 at the headwaters of the Mississippi River. The north park entrance is located on Highways 92 / 200 between Park Rapids and Bagley.

Highway 200 is also known as Minnesota Avenue in Walker and Main Street in Remer.

History[edit]

Highway 200 was designated and signed circa 1969 as part of a link of state routes numbered 200 stretching from Minnesota to Idaho.[2]

The route in Minnesota was previously numbered:

  • State Highway 116 (from the North Dakota state line to U.S. 75.)
  • State Highway 31 (from U.S. 75, later the North Dakota state line to State Highway 92; later extended to Highway 371 near Walker.)
  • State Highway 92 (from the intersection of present day Highways 92 and 200 to U.S. 71; then later extended to Highway 371 near Walker.)
  • State Highway 85 (from U.S. 71 to Highway 371 near Walker.)
  • State Highway 34 (from Highway 371 at Walker to U.S. 2, west of Floodwood.)

The route was mostly gravel in 1940, mostly paved by 1953, and completely paved by 1960.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1][3][4][5] km Destinations Notes
Traill   ND 200 west Continuation into North Dakota
Red River of the North 0.000 0.000 North Dakota – Minnesota state line
Norman Halstad 0.910 1.465 US 75 north North end of US 75 overlap
Hendrum Township 4.910 7.902 US 75 south South end of US 75 overlap
Ada 18.841 30.322 MN 9
Wild Rice Township 29.858 48.052 MN 32 south South end of MN 32 overlap
31.885 51.314 MN 32 north North end of MN 32 overlap
Mahnomen Marsh Creek Township –
Pembina Township
46.674 75.115 US 59
Clearwater Zerkel 74.368 119.684 MN 92 north Southern terminus of MN 92
Itasca Township 84.197 135.502 CR 38 (North Entrance Road) – Itasca State Park
Hubbard Lake Alice Township 91.359 147.028 US 71 south West end of US 71 overlap
Kabekona 105.034 169.036 US 71 East end of US 71 overlap
Hendrickson Township 109.660 176.481 MN 64 south
Cass Shingobee Township 119.594 192.468 MN 371 north North end of MN 371 overlap
Walker 123.674 199.034 MN 34 south
Ah-gwah-ching 126.439 203.484 MN 290 west
Shingobee Township 128.419 206.670 MN 371 south South end of MN 371 overlap
Kego Township 144.030 231.794 MN 84 south
Remer Township 158.137 254.497 MN 6 south West end of MN 6 overlap
Remer 158.908 255.738 MN 6 East end of MN 6 overlap
Aitkin Hill Lake Township 175.181 281.926 US 169
Mississippi River 191.381–
191.419
307.998–
308.059
Jacobson Bridge
Jacobson 191.552 308.273 MN 65 south South end of MN 65 overlap
Ball Bluff Township 191.949 308.912 MN 65 north North end of MN 65 overlap
Northeast Aitkin 201.318 323.990 US 2
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (August 20, 2010). "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing: Construction District 1" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 152-218". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved November 29, 2010. [unreliable source]
  3. ^ Staff (August 23, 2010). "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing: Construction District 2" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ Staff (August 23, 2010). "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing: Construction District 4" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 29. 
  5. ^ Staff (August 23, 2010). "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing: Construction District 3" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 29.