Minnesota State Highway 64

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Trunk Highway 64 marker

Trunk Highway 64
Route information
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 64.817 mi[1] (104.313 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Major junctions
South end: MN-210.svg MN 210 near Motley
  MN-87.svg MN 87 at Badoura Township
MN-34.svg MN 34 at Akeley
North end: MN-200.svg MN 200 in Hendrickson Township,
near Laporte
Location
Counties: Cass, Hubbard
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
US 63 US 65

Minnesota State Highway 64 (MN 64) is a highway in north-central Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with State Highway 210 in Motley and continues north to its northern terminus at its intersection with State Highway 200 near Laporte and Kabekona.

Determined as an important alternate route to congestion-plagued Highway 371, this road has been designated a Minnesota Regional Corridor along its entire length.

Highway 64 is 65 miles (105 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

State Highway 64 serves as a north–south route in north-central Minnesota between Motley, Akeley, and Hendrickson Township.

Highway 64 passes through the following forests:

This route is often used by motorists as a shortcut between Bemidji and the Twin Cities to avoid congestion on nearby Highway 371. Highway 64 parallels Highway 371.

U.S. Highway 10 is four blocks from the southern terminus of Highway 64 in Motley at State Highway 210.

History[edit]

Highway 64 was authorized between Motley and Akeley in 1933. The part of the route from Akeley to State Highway 200 was authorized in 1949, but not constructed until the mid-1960s.[2]

Highway 64 was still a primitive road in 1940. The original section was completely paved by the late 1950s. The section of the route between Akeley and Highway 200 was built as a new road by 1965.

Highway 64 was reconstructed in 1998 between its junctions with State Highway 87. A sharp 90 degree turn along this stretch was smoothed out, and the road widened through a swampy area that had steep dropoffs on either side leading to water-filled ditches.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[3][1] km Destinations Notes
Cass May Township 0.000 0.000 MN 210
Byron Township 10.950 17.622 CR 30
Poplar Township 18.187 29.269 CR 24 (62nd Street)
18.685 30.071 CR 23 (60th Street SW)
Ansel Township 25.279 40.683 CR 20
Ansel Township –
McKinley Township
27.784 44.714 CR 2 (24th Street SW)
McKinley Township 30.833 49.621 CR 19 (12th Street)
33.839 54.459 MN 87 South end of MN 87 overlap
Hubbard Badoura Township 38.737 62.341 MN 87 North end of MN 87 overlap
White Oak Township 44.753 72.023 CR 33
Akeley 48.312 77.751 CR 12
48.702 78.378 MN 34 West end of MN 34 overlap
49.306 79.350 MN 34 East end of MN 34 overlap
Hendrickson Township 64.889 104.429 MN 200
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing - Construction District 2" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 23, 2010. Retrieved October 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 51-75". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved October 24, 2010. [unreliable source]
  3. ^ "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing - Construction District 3" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 23, 2010. Retrieved October 24, 2010.