Minnesota State Highway 251

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Trunk Highway 251 marker

Trunk Highway 251
Route information
Defined by MS § 161.115(182)
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 16.374 mi (26.351 km)
Existed: July 1, 1949[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: I-35.svg I-35 at Clarks Grove, Bath Township
East end: US 218 (MN).svg U.S. 218 at Lansing Township,
north of Austin
Location
Counties: Freeborn, Mower
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 250 MN 252

Minnesota State Highway 251 (MN 251) is a highway in southeast Minnesota, which runs from its interchange with Interstate 35 at Clarks Grove and continues east to its eastern terminus at its intersection with U.S. Highway 218 in Lansing Township, north of Austin.

The route is 16 miles (26 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

Highway 251 serves as an east–west route in southeast Minnesota between Clarks Grove, Hollandale, Corning, and Lansing Township near Austin.

Highway 251 is also known as Park Avenue in Hollandale.

At its western terminus interchange with I-35, Highway 251 becomes Freeborn County Road 31, also known as Main Street in Clarks Grove.

History[edit]

Highway 251 was authorized on July 1, 1949.[1]

The route was paved between Clarks Grove and Maple Island and between Corning and U.S. 218 at the time it was marked.[2] Originally, the highway turned south at the county line and followed present-day County Road 2 east to U.S. 218. The highway was moved to its current alignment in 1952.[3][4] This new routing, as well as the remaining gravel portion of the roadway, was paved in 1954 or 1955.[5][6]

Highway 251 originally extended into Clarks Grove proper to intersect U.S. 65 (present-day County Road 45) until Interstate 35 was built.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Freeborn Bath Township 0.000–
0.153
0.000–
0.246
I-35 / County 31 west (Main Street) Interchange
0.308 0.496 County 45
GenevaRiceland
township line
3.764 6.058 County 26
Hollandale 6.026 9.698 County 28 (Central Avenue)
Maple Island 7.795 12.545 County 30
Newry Township 10.290 16.560 County 34 north
Moscow Township 10.532 16.950 County 34 south
FreebornMower
county line
  13.794 22.199 County 36
Mower UdolphoLansing
township line
16.780 27.005 US 218
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. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways (January 1, 1950). Minnesota 1950 Official Highway Map (Map). Section M22-N22. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/mdt&CISOPTR=1291&REC=10. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  3. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways (January 1, 1952). 1952 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Company. Section L20. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/mdt&CISOPTR=1294&REC=12. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  4. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways (January 1, 1953). 1953 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Company. Section L20. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/mdt&CISOPTR=1180&REC=13. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  5. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways (January 1, 1954). 1954 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Company. Section K20-L20. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/mdt&CISOPTR=1183&REC=14. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
  6. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways (1956). 1956 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Company. Section K20-L20. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/mdt&CISOPTR=1186&REC=15. Retrieved December 29, 2010.

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