Minnesota State Highway 86

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Trunk Highway 86 marker

Trunk Highway 86
Route information
Defined by MS § 161.115(17)
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 22.850 mi (36.774 km)
Existed: 1933[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: Iowa 86.svg IA 86 at Minnesota - Iowa state line,
at Minneota Township
  I-90.svg I-90 near Lakefield
North end: MN-60.svg MN 60 in Delafield Township,
near Wilder
Location
Counties: Jackson
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 84 MN 87

Minnesota State Highway 86 (MN 86) is a highway in southwest Minnesota, which runs from Iowa Highway 86 at the Iowa state line, near Spirit Lake, IA, and continues north to its northern terminus at its intersection with State Highway 60 near Windom and Wilder.

Route description[edit]

Highway 86 serves as a 23-mile (37 km) north–south route between Windom, Lakefield, and the Iowa state line.

The route has an interchange with Interstate 90 near Lakefield.

Kilen Woods State Park, on the banks of the Des Moines River, is 5 miles east of the junction of Highway 86 and County Road 24. The park entrance is located on County Road 24.[2]

History[edit]

Highway 86 was authorized in 1933.

In 1934, the highway was paved between U.S. Highway 16 and Lakefield.[3][4]

The route was still gravel south of U.S. 16 in 1942. It was completely paved by 1953.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Jackson County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Iowa-Minnesota state line 0.000 0.000 Iowa 86
Minneota Township 1.583 2.548 County 4 west
2.088 3.360 County 4 east
Hunter Township 8.120 13.068 County 34 Old U.S. 16
9.558–
9.714
15.382–
15.633
I-90 Interchange
10.099 16.253 County 12
Lakefield 12.093 19.462 County 14 (Mill Road)
12.594 20.268 County 20 (West Menage Avenue)
Heron Lake Township 14.100 22.692 County 16
16.106 25.920 County 24
Delafield Township 22.855 36.782 MN 60
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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