Minnesota State Highway 217

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Trunk Highway 217 marker

Trunk Highway 217
Route information
Defined by MS § 161.115(148)
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 17.342 mi[2] (27.909 km)
Existed: July 1, 1949[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: MN-65.svg MN 65 at Littlefork
East end: US 53.svg U.S. 53 at Ray
Location
Counties: Koochiching
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
US 212 US 218

Minnesota State Highway 217 (MN 217) is a highway in northern Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with State Highway 65 at Littlefork and continues east to its eastern terminus at its intersection with U.S. Highway 53 at Ray.

Highway 217 is 17.3 miles (27.8 km) in length and passes through the city of Littlefork.

Route description[edit]

Highway 217 serves as an east–west route between Littlefork and Ray near International Falls.

The route is also known as Main Street in Littlefork.

Highway 217 crosses the Little Fork River and the Rat Root River throughout its route.

The western terminus for Highway 217 is its intersection with State Highway 65 in Littlefork, 8 blocks from U.S. Highway 71.

History[edit]

Highway 217 was authorized on July 1, 1949.[1]

The route was paved before 1960.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire highway is in Koochiching County.

Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Littlefork 0.000 0.000 MN 65
0.086–
0.170
0.138–
0.274
Little Fork River Bridge
0.383 0.616 County 49 (3rd Avenue)
0.452 0.727 County 43 (4th Avenue)
0.888 1.429 County 22 north / County 43 south (Aspen Street)
Rainy Lake 1.811 2.915 County 8
East Koochiching 10.402–
10.420
16.740–
16.769
Rat Root River Bridge
15.334 24.678 County 29
16.980 27.327 County 110
Ray 17.342 27.909 US 53
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chapter 663-H.F. No. 1792", Session Laws of Minnesota for 1949 (Earl L. Berg, Commissioner of Administration): 1177–1185 
  2. ^ a b "Trunk Highway Logpoint Listing - Construction District 1". Minnesota Department of Transportation. September 4, 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-28. 
  3. ^ Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 152-218". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved 2010-05-28. [unreliable source]