Minnesota State Highway 22

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Trunk Highway 22 marker

Trunk Highway 22
Route information
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 166.325 mi[2] (267.674 km)
Existed: 1920[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: CR R50 at the Minnesota – Iowa state line
  I-90 near Wells and Kiester
MN 109 at Wells
MN 30 at Mapleton
US 14 at Mankato
US 169 / MN 99 at St. Peter
MN 5 / MN 19 at Gaylord
US 212 at Glencoe
MN 7 / MN 15 at Hutchinson
US 12 / MN 24 at Litchfield
MN 55 at Eden Valley
North end: MN 23 at Richmond
Location
Counties: Faribault, Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Sibley, McLeod, Meeker, Stearns
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 21 MN 23

Minnesota State Highway 22 (MN 22) is a highway in south-central and central Minnesota, which runs from Winnebago County Road R50 at the Iowa state line near Kiester and continues north to its northern terminus at its intersection with State Highway 23 in Richmond, west of St. Cloud.

Highway 22 is 166 miles (267 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

MN 22 concurrent with US 169 and MN 99 in Saint Peter

State Highway 22 serves as a north–south route between Wells, Mankato, St. Peter, Gaylord, Glencoe, Hutchinson, Litchfield, and Richmond.

Highway 22 parallels State Highway 15 throughout its route. Highway 22 also intersects with Highway 15 at Hutchinson.

The route crosses the Minnesota River between St. Peter and Kasota.

Highway 22 is built as a four-lane divided highway on the east side of Mankato.

The southern terminus for Highway 22 is at the Iowa state line, near Kiester, where Highway 22 becomes Winnebago County Road R50 (140th Avenue) upon crossing the state line.

History[edit]

State Highway 22 was authorized in 1920 from St. Peter to Paynesville.[3] In 1934, it was extended south to the Iowa state line, and its northernmost section between Eden Valley and Paynesville became part of State Highway 55.

The section of Highway 22 between Mankato and St. Peter follows the original route of U.S. Highway 169. When the parallel route west of the Minnesota River was first completed in the late 1950s, it originally carried the Highway 22 designation for a few years until it was redesignated U.S. 169 and Highway 22 reverted to its original alignment.[1]

From 1934 to 1961, the northern terminus for Highway 22 was at its intersection with State Highway 55 in Eden Valley. The Highway 22 designation was extended north to Richmond in 1961.[1]

Highway 22 was paved in its entirety by 1953.[1]

The new alignment section of Highway 22 on the southeast side of Mankato to U.S. Highway 14 was constructed circa 1990.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Faribault   0.000 0.000 CR R50 Continuation into Iowa
Foster Township 12.072–
12.183
19.428–
19.607
I-90
Wells 18.270 29.403 MN 109 South end of MN 109 overlap
18.444 29.683 MN 109 North end of MN 109 overlap
Blue Earth Mapleton Township 32.475 52.263 MN 30 South end of MN 30 overlap
Mapleton 35.062 56.427 MN 30 North end of MN 30 overlap
Mankato 50.560 81.368 MN 83
52.563–
52.658
84.592–
84.745
US 14 / MN 60 Interchange
Nicollet St. Peter 64.074 103.117 US 169 / MN 99 South end of US 169 / MN 99 overlap
MN 99 North end of MN 99 overlap
65.934 106.110 US 169 North end of US 169 overlap
New Sweden Township 79.597 128.099 MN 111
Sibley Gaylord 89.846 144.593 MN 5 / MN 19 East end of MN 5 / MN 19 overlap
89.987 144.820 MN 5 / MN 19 West end of MN 5 / MN 19 overlap
McLeod Glencoe Township 103.338 166.306 US 212 West end of US 212 overlap
Glencoe 106.633 171.609 US 212 East end of US 212 overlap
Hutchinson 121.192 195.040 MN 7 East end of MN 7 overlap
122.120 196.533 MN 15
Acoma Township 129.945 209.126 MN 7 West end of MN 7 overlap
Meeker Litchfield 143.080 230.265 US 12 South end of US 12 overlap
MN 24
Litchfield Township 145.125 233.556 US 12 North end of US 12 overlap
Eden Valley 156.901 252.508 MN 55
Stearns Richmond 167.063 268.862 MN 23
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 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 9, 2010.