Minnesota State Highway 336

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Trunk Highway 336 marker

Trunk Highway 336
Route information
Defined by MS § 161.115(267)
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 2.249 mi[2] (3.619 km)
Existed: June 4, 1991[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: I-94 in Glyndon Township,
near Moorhead
North end: US 10 in Glyndon Township, near Dilworth
Location
Counties: Clay
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 332 MN 361

Minnesota State Highway 336 (MN 336) is a short highway in northwest Minnesota, which runs from its interchange with Interstate 94 near Moorhead and continues north to its interchange with U.S. Highway 10 near Dilworth and Glyndon.

The route is 2.2 miles (3.5 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

Highway 336 serves as a short north–south route in northwest Minnesota, connecting Interstate 94 and U.S. 10, immediately east of the city of Moorhead. It is almost entirely located in Glyndon Township, except for briefly passing through the city limits of Dilworth.[2] The unincorporated community of Watts is located along the route. Highway 336 is located within the Fargo–Moorhead metro area.

Highway 336 is built as a four-lane divided highway with interchanges at each end. The roadway has always been a vital connection between Interstate 94 and U.S. 10, providing a gateway to nearby Detroit Lakes, a recreation destination area. Because it is a significant connector route with a high traffic volume, the short route is classified as part of the National Highway System.

The route is legally defined as Route 336 in the Minnesota Statutes.[3]

History[edit]

Highway 336 was authorized on June 4, 1991. It was routed along what was formerly part of County Road 11.[1] It was paved prior to becoming a state highway.[4]

Constant train activity and excessive weekend traffic not only deteriorated the roadway, but also caused major traffic headaches. In 2002, a reconstruction project began that expanded the roadway to four-lanes and added off-ramps to its junction with U.S. Highway 10 near Dilworth, as well as a new overpass constructed over the railroad crossing. In addition, the last 1/4 mile of Highway 336 at the north end was moved 350 feet (110 m) to the east to avoid demolition of a grain silo and an old farmstead which has since burned down.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Clay County.

Location Mile[2] km Destinations Notes
Glyndon Township 0.000 0.000 I-94, County 11 (70th Street S.) south Interchange
0.331 0.533 CR 77 west, CR 14 east (28th Avenue S.)
1.241 1.997 CR 16 (12th Avenue S.)
2.148-2.249 US 10, County 11 (70th Street N.) north Interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chapter 339-H.F.No. 606". Laws of Minnesota 1991. Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. June 4, 1991. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing - Construction District 4" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 23, 2010. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ "161.115, Additional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Office of the Revisor of Statutes, State of Minnesota. 2010. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ Minnesota Department of Transportation (1991). 1991-1992 Official Highway Map of Minnesota (Map). Section B10. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/mdt&CISOPTR=1270&REC=2. Retrieved January 25, 2011.

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