List of Minnesota state highways serving state institutions

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In 1951, the state of Minnesota commissioned a number of short state highways to serve state institutions such as hospitals and penitentiaries.

State Highway 288[edit]

Trunk Highway 288
Location: Anoka State Hospital
Existed: 1951–1998

State Highway 288, (MN 288), was a highway which ran from U.S. Highway 10 to the Anoka State Hospital in the city of Anoka.

The route was authorized in 1951 and removed in 1998. Part of the route is now Anoka County Road 7, the rest is a city street.

State Highway 289[edit]

Trunk Highway 289
Location: Minnesota Correctional Facility at Moose Lake
Length: 0.512 mi (0.824 km)
Existed: 1951–present

State Highway 289, (MN 289), is a short highway in northeast Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with State Highway 73 on the south side of Moose Lake; and continues eastbound for 0.5 miles (0.80 km) past the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Moose Lake; formerly known as the Moose Lake Treatment Center. The roadway is located in Carlton County. Interstate 35 is nearby.

The route was authorized in 1951. Highway 289 has been rerouted from its original routing to a more direct route farther south.

State Highway 290[edit]

Trunk Highway 290
Location: Ah-gwah-ching State Health Care Facility
Length: 0.4 mi (0.6 km)
Existed: 1951–2009

State Highway 290, (MN 290), was a short highway in north–central Minnesota, which ran from the State Health Care Facility and continued north to its northern terminus at its intersection with State Highways 200 / 371; two miles south of Walker in Cass County; on the west side of Walker Bay of Leech Lake.

The roadway was an unmarked state route from 1951 to 2009. The route was, and still is, also known as Ah-gwah-ching Road NW.

Highway 290 was 0.4 miles (0.64 km) in length.

The roadway was removed from the state highway system by the 2009 Legislature.

State Highway 291[edit]

Trunk Highway 291
Location: Hastings Veterans Home
Length: 1.318 mi (2.121 km)
Existed: 1951–present

State Highway 291, (MN 291), is a short highway in southeast Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with U.S. Highway 61 in Hastings, and continues eastbound for 1.3 miles (2.1 km) past the Hastings Veterans Home to its eastern terminus at its intersection with Dakota County Road 54 (Ravenna Trail) in Hastings. The roadway is located in Dakota County.

Highway 291 is also known as East 18th Street and Le Duc Drive in Hastings. The roadway crosses the Vermillion River.

The route was authorized in 1951. Highway 291 originally ran off of 10th Street and into the Veterans Home from the north rather than from the west at 18th Street as it does now.

State Highway 292[edit]

Trunk Highway 292
Location: Minnesota Correctional Facility in Red Wing
Length: 1.3 mi (2.1 km)
Existed: 1951–present

State Highway 292, (MN 292), is a short highway in southeast Minnesota, which runs from its first intersection with U.S. Highways 61 / 63 at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Red Wing; and continues for 1.3 miles (2.1 km) past the facility to its terminus at its second intersection with U.S. Highways 61 / 63 in Red Wing. The roadway is located in Goodhue County.

The route was authorized in 1951.

State Highway 293[edit]

Trunk Highway 293
Location: Cambridge State Hospital
Length: 1.7 mi (2.7 km)
Existed: 1951–2009

State Highway 293, (MN 293), was a short highway in east–central Minnesota, which ran from its intersection with old State Highway 65 (Main Street) in Cambridge and continued west and then north to its northern terminus at its intersection with State Highway 95 (1st Avenue) in Cambridge. The route was located in Isanti County.

The roadway was a state marked route from 1951 to 2009. The route had followed 18th Avenue SW and Dellwood Street in Cambridge. Highway 293 had linked State Highway 95 and the former route of State Highway 65.

Highway 293 was 1.7 miles (2.7 km) in length and had served the now-closed Cambridge State Hospital.

The roadway was removed from the state highway system by the 2009 Legislature, several years after the closure of the Cambridge State Hospital.

State Highway 294[edit]

Trunk Highway 294
Location: Willmar Regional Treatment Center
Length: 1.6 mi (2.6 km)
Existed: 1951–2006

State Highway 294, (MN 294), was a short highway in west–central Minnesota, which ran from its first intersection with Business Highway 71 in Willmar and continued briefly east and then north to its northern terminus at its second intersection with Business Highway 71 in Willmar; near the U.S. 71 / State Highway 23 interchange on the north side of Willmar. The route was located in Kandiyohi County.

The roadway was a state route from 1951 to 2006. The route had followed Technology Drive NE in Willmar and then briefly followed Civic Center Drive. Highway 294 was 1.6 miles (2.6 km) in length and had serviced the Willmar Regional Treatment Center.

Highway 294 was removed from the state highway system by the 2006 Legislature. The roadway had always been marked from Business 71 at the interchange off-ramps with U.S. 71 / State Highway 23 on the north side of Willmar. The off-ramps as far as the first intersection at County Road 24 (26th Avenue) are officially designated unsigned Route 994A.

State Highway 295[edit]

Trunk Highway 295
Location: St. Peter Regional Treatment Center
Length: 1.1 mi (1.8 km)
Existed: 1951–present

State Highway 295, (MN 295), is a short highway in south–central Minnesota, which runs from the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center in St. Peter; and continues for 1.1 miles (1.8 km) past the facility to its eastern terminus at its intersection with U.S. Highway 169 in St. Peter. The roadway is located in Nicollet County.

The route was authorized in 1951. Highway 295 was not removed by the 2008 Legislature as originally proposed, still listed in the trunk highway log as of 2009.

State Highway 296[edit]

Trunk Highway 296
Location: Rochester State Hospital
Existed: 1951–1990

State Highway 296, (MN 296), was a highway about two miles in length which ran from U.S. Highway 63 in Rochester to the Rochester State Hospital.

The route was authorized in 1951 and removed from the highway system in 1990, when the state hospital closed. The campus was later converted to the Federal Medical Center, Rochester.

State Highway 297[edit]

Trunk Highway 297
Location: Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center
Length: 0.5 mi (0.8 km)
Existed: 1951–present

State Highway 297, (MN 297), is a short highway in west–central Minnesota, which runs from its first intersection with West Fir Avenue in Fergus Falls; and continues for 0.5 miles (0.80 km) past the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center facility to its eastern terminus at its second intersection with West Fir Avenue in Fergus Falls. The roadway is located in Otter Tail County. The route was authorized in 1951.

The short route of Highway 297 does not intersect any other state trunk highway; however it formerly intersected U.S. Highway 59 before that highway was re-routed to the south of Fergus Falls.

State Highway 298[edit]

Trunk Highway 298
Location: Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault
Length: 1.092 mi (1.76 km)
Existed: 1951–present

State Highway 298, (MN 298), is a short highway in southeast Minnesota, which runs from two state facilities in Faribault; and continues for 1.1 miles (1.8 km) past the facilities to its northern terminus at its intersection with State Highways 60 and 299 in Faribault. Highway 298 serves the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind and the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Faribault. The route follows 6th Avenue SE. The roadway is located in Rice County.

At its northern terminus intersection, Highway 298 adjoins State Highway 299, which serves the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf facility.

The route was authorized in 1951. The additional loop of Highway 298 was authorized circa 1970. This added loop, into the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind, was authorized under legislative route 323; and in 2009 was given that number as its trunk highway designation, as a separate route. The southern terminus of Highway 298, which used to loop around and return north to join itself; was terminated in 2009 at the entrance of the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Faribault.

State Highway 299[edit]

Trunk Highway 299
Location: State Academy for the Deaf
Length: 0.674 mi (1.085 km)
Existed: 1951–present
Minnesota State Highway 299.

State Highway 299, (MN 299), is a short highway in southeast Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with State Highways 60 and 298 in Faribault; and continues for 0.7 miles (1.1 km) to its northern terminus at the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf facility in Faribault. Highway 299 follows 6th Avenue NE and Olof Hansen Drive. Like most other special Minnesota state highways serving state facilities, it ends in a circle. The roadway is located in Rice County.

At its southern terminus intersection, Highway 299 adjoins State Highway 298, which serves the nearby Minnesota State Academy for the Blind and the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Faribault. Highway 299 intersects State Highway 60 at the same intersection as Highway 298.

The route was authorized in 1951.

State Highway 300[edit]

Trunk Highway 300
Location: Women's Correctional Facility in Shakopee
Existed: 1951–1996

State Highway 300, (MN 300), was a highway which ran from U.S. Highway 169 in Shakopee to the Women's Correctional Facility. The route was authorized in 1951 and removed in 1996. It is now an extension of Scott County Road 16.

State Highway 301[edit]

Trunk Highway 301
Location: Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud
Length: 1.059 mi (1.704 km)
Existed: 1951–present

State Highway 301, (MN 301), is a short highway in Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with Sherburne County Road 8 (15th Avenue S.E.) in St. Cloud and continues for one mile to its eastern terminus at its intersection with U.S. Highway 10 in St. Cloud. Highway 301 serves the Minnesota Correctional Facility at St. Cloud. The route follows Minnesota Boulevard S.E. The roadway is located in the Sherburne County portion of St. Cloud.

The route was authorized in 1951.

State Highway 302[edit]

Trunk Highway 302
Location: State Home for Girls in Sauk Centre
Existed: 1951–2003

State Highway 302, (MN 302), was a highway which ran from U.S. Highway 71 east to the State Home for Girls in Sauk Centre. It was authorized in 1951 and decommissioned in 2003. The property has since been redeveloped, and the roadway itself has been removed.

State Highway 303[edit]

Trunk Highway 303
Location: State School in Owatonna
Existed: 1951–1973

State Highway 303, (MN 303), was a highway which ran from U.S. Highway 14, through a state school in the northwest part of the city of Owatonna, and then returned to Highway 14. The route was authorized in 1951 and removed in 1973.

State Highway 309[edit]

Trunk Highway 309
Location: Brainerd State Hospital
Length: 0.274 mi (0.441 km)
Existed: ca. 1959–present

State Highway 309, (MN 309), is a short highway in north–central Minnesota, which runs from its first intersection with State Highway 18 in Brainerd and continues for 0.3 mile to its eastern terminus at its second intersection with State Highway 18 in Brainerd. The roadway is located in Crow Wing County.

Highway 309 serves the Brainerd State Hospital, also known as the Brainerd Regional Human Services Center. The roadway forms a "U"-shape with two junctions on Highway 18. The highway is so short, it is not signed as 309 anywhere along its entire length. The western terminus of Highway 18 in Brainerd is nearby at its intersection with State Highway 25.

The route was authorized ca. 1959.

State Highway 323[edit]

Trunk Highway 323
Location: State Academy for the Blind in Faribault
Length: 0.2 mi (0.3 km)
Existed: 1970–present

State Highway 323, (MN 323), is a highway which forms a loop off of State Highway 298 to serve the State Academy for the Blind in Faribault. It was authorized in 1970 as Legislative Route 323 but was treated as an extension of MN 298 until 2009.

State Highway 329[edit]

Trunk Highway 329
Location: West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris
Length: 1.112 mi (1.790 km)
Existed: ca. 1970–present

State Highway 329, (MN 329), is a short highway in west–central Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with U.S. Highway 59 in the city of Morris, and continues eastbound for 1.1 mile to its eastern terminus in Framnas Township at the West Central Research and Outreach Center. The roadway is located in Stevens County.

Highway 329 serves the University of Minnesota - West Central Research and Outreach Center at Morris; a division of the greater University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. The Morris facility researches crop production, animal sciences, horticulture, water quality, organic dairy, and renewable energy. The route was authorized circa 1970.

Highway 329 crosses the Pomme de Terre River.

The University of Minnesota at Morris campus is located immediately west of the junction of U.S. 59, Highway 329, and Prairie Lane.

State Highway 330[edit]

Trunk Highway 330
Location: University of Minnesota - Southwest Research and Outreach Center
Length: 2.020 mi (3.251 km)
Existed: ca. 1975–present

State Highway 330, (MN 330), is a short highway in southwest Minnesota, which runs from its first intersection with U.S. Highway 14 in Lamberton Township, and continues for 2 miles to its eastern terminus at its second intersection with U.S. Highway 14 near the city of Lamberton. The roadway is located in Redwood County.

Highway 330 serves the University of Minnesota - Southwest Research and Outreach Center at Lamberton; an agricultural research and education station. The roadway forms a "U"-shape with two junctions on U.S. 14.

The route was authorized circa 1975.

State Highway 333[edit]

Trunk Highway 333
Location: St. Peter State Hospital
Length: 0.492 mi (0.79 km)
Existed: ca. 1983–present

State Highway 333, (MN 333), is a short highway in south–central Minnesota, which runs from the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center facility in St. Peter; and continues for 0.5 mile past the facility to its northern terminus at its intersection with State Highway 99 in St. Peter. The roadway is located in Nicollet County.

The route was authorized circa 1983. Highway 333 was not removed by the 2008 Legislature as originally proposed; the route is still listed in the trunk highway log as of 2009.


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