Minnesota State Highway 218

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Trunk Highway 218 marker

Trunk Highway 218
Route information
Length: 189 mi[2] (304 km)
Existed: 1933[1] – 1961
Major junctions
South end: US 65 in Owatonna
North end: County 3 in Merrifield
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways

Minnesota State Highway 218 was a highway that originally ran from U.S. Route 218 in St. Paul to U.S. Route 210 in Brainerd. In 1935, it was extended south to Owatonna along the former route of U.S. 218. Around 1949, it was extended north of Brainerd to Merrifield.

Route description[edit]

Highway 218 ran generally north-south, passing through Brainerd, Pierz, Foley, Becker, Big Lake, Elk River, Anoka, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rosemount, Farmington, Northfield, Faribault, and Owatonna.

It ran concurrent with U.S. Routes 10, 12, and 52 at various points between St. Paul and Becker.

The route ran through the counties of Rice, Dakota, Ramsey, Hennepin, Anoka, Sherburne, Benton, Morrison, and Crow Wing.

History[edit]

State Highway 218 was authorized in 1933 from St. Paul to Brainerd. In 1935, U.S. Route 218 was truncated to end in Owatonna, and the MN-218 designation was extended along this route.

In 1949, it was extended north of Brainerd to the town of Merrifield.

The route was decommissioned in 1961. The bulk of the road south of St. Paul became State Highway 3, and most of the route north of Becker became State Highway 25.[3][4]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[5] km Destinations Notes
Steele Owatonna 0 0 US 14 / US 65 South end of US 65 overlap
Rice Walcott Township 10 16 US 65 North end of US 65 overlap
Faribault 15 24 MN 60
17 27 MN 21
Northfield 32 51 MN 19
Dakota Farmington 45 72 MN 50 South end of MN 50 overlap
46 74 MN 50 North end of MN 50 overlap
Wescott 59 95 MN 49
  62 100 US 52 / MN 55 South end of US 52 overlap
  66 106 MN 100
Ramsey St. Paul 71 114 US 52 (Robert Street) / MN 56 (Concord Street) North end of US 52 overlap
MN 5 (Kellogg Boulevard)
US 212 (8th Street)
US 12 / US 52 / MN 56 (University Avenue) / US 10 (Marion Avenue) East end of US 12 / US 52 / MN 56 overlap
MN 51 (Snelling Avenue)
Hennepin Minneapolis MN 56 (University Avenue) West end of MN 56 overlap
Washington Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi River
MN 36 (Cedar Avenue)
US 65 south, US 8 north (3rd Avenue S.)
US 12 (Hennepin Avenue) West end of US 12 overlap
MN 152 (Washington Avenue)
US 169 (Lyndale Avenue)
MN 278 (Lowry Avenue) South end of MN 278 overlap
Robbinsdale MN 278 (36th Avenue N.) North end of MN 278 overlap
MN 100
Brooklyn Park MN 152 South end of MN 152 overlap
Osseo MN 152 North end of MN 152 overlap
Champlin US 169 South end of US 169 overlap
Mississippi River Ferry Street Bridge
Anoka Anoka US 10 / MN 56 East end of US 10 overlap
Sherburne Elk River US 169 north, MN 101 south North end of US 169 overlap
Big Lake MN 25
Becker US 10 / US 52 West end of US 10 / 52 overlap
Benton Glendorado Township MN 95 East end of MN 95 overlap
St. George Township MN 95 West end of MN 95 overlap
Foley MN 23
Morrison Genola MN 27 South end of MN 27 overlap
Buh Township MN 27 North end of MN 27 overlap
Crow Wing Brainerd MN 18
US 210
Mississippi River
Merrifield County square 3.png CR 3
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


References[edit]

  1. ^ Riner, Steve. "Details of Routes 152-218". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Retrieved 2006-12-09. 
  2. ^ Minnesota Department of Transportation. "Minnesota County Maps". Retrieved 2006-12-09. 
  3. ^ 1961 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Company. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1961. 
  4. ^ 1962 Official Road Map - Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Company. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1962. 
  5. ^ 1958 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Company. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1958.