Minnesota State Highway 21

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Trunk Highway 21 marker

Trunk Highway 21
Route information
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 38.370 mi[2] (61.751 km)
Existed: 1920[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: MN-60.svg MN 60 and CR 48 at Faribault
  MN-3.svg MN 3 at Faribault
I-35.svg I-35 at Faribault
MN-99.svg MN 99 at Erin Township
MN-13.svg MN 13 at Montgomery
MN-13.svg MN-19.svg MN 13 , MN 19 at New Prague
MN-282.svg MN 282 at Jordan
North end: US 169 (MN).svg U.S. 169 at Jordan
Location
Counties: Rice, Le Sueur, Scott
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 20 MN 22

Minnesota State Highway 21 (MN 21) is a highway in Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with State Highway 60 in Faribault and continues north to its northern terminus at its interchange with U.S. Highway 169 in Jordan, southwest of Shakopee.

Highway 21 is 38 miles (61 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

State Highway 21 serves as a north–south route between Faribault, Montgomery, New Prague, and Jordan.

Highway 21 is also known as:

The Lyndale Avenue portion in Faribault is built as a four-lane divided highway.

The southern terminus for Highway 21 is its intersection with State Highway 60 in Faribault. Highway 21 becomes Rice County Road 48 upon crossing its intersection with Highway 60.

History[edit]

State Highway 21 was authorized in 1920, running from Zumbrota to St. Peter.[3] In 1934, the segment east of Faribault became State Highway 60, and the segment west of Shieldsville became State Highway 99. Highway 21 was then extended northwest to Highway 13 at Montgomery, then north through New Prague to Jordan.

The southernmost section of Highway 21 through Faribault is second-generation old U.S. Highway 65 (constructed in the late 1950s), which was connected to a divided highway coming off Interstate Highway 35 in the 1960s.

Highway 21 was paved north of State Highway 19 by 1940. The remainder of Highway 21 was paved in the late 1940s.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Rice Faribault 0.000 0.000 MN 60
1.165 1.875 MN 3
1.884–
2.121
3.032–
3.413
I-35 Interchange
Wells Township 2.537 4.083 CR 46
Shieldsville Township 7.115 11.450 CR 10 (Dodd Road)
Erin Township 9.153 14.730 MN 99
Montgomery Township 10.725 17.260 CR 4 (Independence Avenue)
Le Sueur Montgomery 18.370 29.564 MN 13 South end of MN 13 concurrency
CR 26 east (Boulevard Avenue)
CR 26 west (Lexington Avenue)
Lanesburgh Township CR 28
New Prague 26.407 42.498 MN 13
MN 19
North end of MN 13 concurrency
Scott Helena Township 28.434 45.760 CR 2 (260th Street West)
Sand Creek Township 34.085 54.854 CR 11 (Delmar Avenue)
Jordan 35.829 57.661 MN 282
36.673 59.019 US 169
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.