Minnesota State Highway 220

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Trunk Highway 220 marker

Trunk Highway 220
Route information
Defined by MS § 161.115(151)
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 78.536 mi[2] (126.391 km)
Existed: July 1, 1949[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: US 75.svg U.S. 75 at Climax
  US 2.svg U.S. 2 at East Grand Forks
MN-1.svg MN 1 at Alvarado , Oslo
North end: MN-11.svg MN 11 at Teien Township,
near Drayton, ND
Location
Counties: Polk, Marshall, Kittson
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 219 MN 222

Minnesota State Highway 220 is a regional trunk highway in northwest Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with U.S. Highway 75 in Climax and continues north to its northern terminus at its intersection with State Highway 11 near Drayton, North Dakota. The route runs along and near the Red River.

For part of its route (4 miles), Highway 220 runs together with U.S. Highway 2 in the city of East Grand Forks.

Highway 220 is 79 miles (127 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

Highway 220 serves as a north–south route in northwest Minnesota between Climax, East Grand Forks, Alvarado, Oslo, and Robbin.

Red River State Recreation Area is located in the city of East Grand Forks near the junction of Highway 220 and U.S. Highway 2.

Highway 220 parallels Interstate 29 throughout its route.

The route is legally defined as Route 220 in the Minnesota Statutes.[3]

History[edit]

Highway 220 was authorized on July 1, 1949.[1] It originally intersected U.S. 75 near Eldred and followed present-day County Road 45 to its current routing. It was rerouted south to intersect U.S. 75 at Climax in the late 1950s.

The route was completely paved by 1970.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Polk Climax 0.000 0.000 US 75
Vineland Township 1.517 2.441 CR 7
Tynsid Township 7.663 12.332 CR 45 Original route of MN 220
Tynsid Township
Bygland Township
12.973 20.878 CR 9
Bygland Township 15.564 25.048 CR 15
Huntsville Township 22.200 35.727 CR 238 Original route of MN 220
23.800 38.302 US 2 East end of US 2 overlap

US 2 Bus.
East Grand Forks 27.241 43.840 US 2 West end of US 2 overlap
28.152 45.306 CR 19 (23rd Street)
Grand Forks Township 33.110 53.285 CR 21
Northland Township 37.200 59.868 CR 22
37.960 61.091 CR 23
Marshall Alvarado 46.069 74.141 MN 1, CR 10 north East end of MN 1 overlap
Oak Park Township 51.070 82.189 MN 1, CR 9 south West end of MN 1 overlap
Big Woods Township 61.100 98.331 CR 4
Fork Township 66.187 106.518 MN 317
Eagle Point Township 69.157 111.297 County square 5.png CR 5 (400th Street)
Kittson Teien Township 77.162 124.180 MN 11, CR 7 north
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 Log Point Listing - Construction District 2" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 23, 2010. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ "161.115, Additional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Office of the Revisor of Statutes, State of Minnesota. 2010. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 219-287". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved December 11, 2010. [unreliable source]