Minnesota State Highway 9

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Trunk Highway 9 marker

Trunk Highway 9
Route information
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 225.945 mi[1] (363.623 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Major junctions
East end: MN 23 in New London
 

US 71 near New London
US 12 / MN 29 at Benson
US 59 / MN 28 at Morris
MN 27 at Herman
MN 55 near Tintah, Nashua
US 75 at Doran
US 75 / MN 210 at Breckenridge
I-94 / MN 34 at Barnesville
US 10 near Glyndon

MN 200 at Ada
North end: US 2 in Fairfax Township,
near Crookston
Location
Counties: Kandiyohi, Swift, Pope, Stevens, Grant, Traverse, Wilkin, Clay, Norman, Polk
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
US 8 US 10

State Highway 9 or Trunk Highway 9 (MN 9, TH 9) is a state highway in west-central and northwest Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with MN 23 in New London and continues west and then north to its northern terminus at its intersection with US Highway 2 (US 2) in Fairfax Township near Crookston. This highway has two distinct segments, a north–south section and an east–west section, connected by US 75 between Doran and Breckenridge. MN 9 is about 226 miles (364 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

MN 9 serves as a north–south and east–west route between New London, Benson, Morris, Breckenridge, Barnesville, Ada, and Crookston in west-central and northwest Minnesota.

Monson Lake State Park is located west of Sunburg and west of the junction of  9 and MN 104. The park entrance is located off MN 9 via County Road 95 (CR 95).[2] A portion of the route passes through the Red River Valley region in northwest Minnesota.

East–west section[edit]

The eastern terminus for MN 9 is its intersection with MN 23 in New London in west-central Minnesota. The western terminus for the route is its intersection with US 75 in Doran.

North–south section[edit]

The southern terminus for MN 9 is its second intersection with US 75, immediately north of Breckenridge. The northern terminus for the route is its intersection with US 2 in Fairfax Township, immediately east of Crookston in northwest Minnesota.

History[edit]

MN 9 was authorized in 1933. At this time, it ran from US 12 in Benson northwest to US 75 at Doran.[3][4] The last section of the original MN 9 to be paved was the section between Nashua and Norcross, which was paved in 1952.[5][6] In the mid-1950s, when US 75 between Ada and Crookston was rerouted to another roadway, the MN 9 designation was extended along the former MN 82 from Breckenridge to Ada and along the former route of US 75 to its current northern terminus.[7][8] This extended segment of the highway was completely paved in 1959; the last section completed was between Barnesville and US 10.[9][10] In 1961, MN 9 was extended again, replacing MN 17 from Benson to New London.[11][12]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Kandiyohi New London 0.000 0.000 MN 23
Burbank Township 5.269 8.480 US 71
KandiyohiSwift
county line
  17.648 28.402 MN 104
Swift Benson 35.791 57.600 US 12 East end of US 12 concurrency
35.861 57.713 US 12
MN 29
West end of US 12 concurrency
Pope
No major junctions
Stevens Morris 59.073 95.069 US 59
60.431 97.254 MN 28 South end of MN 28 concurrency
60.939 98.072 MN 28 North end of MN 28 concurrency
Grant Herman 79.565 128.047 MN 27
Traverse
No major junctions
Wilkin Champion Township 98.031 157.766 MN 55
Brandrup Township 110.855 178.404 US 75 South end of US 75 concurrency
Breckenridge 119.401 192.157 US 75
MN 210
North end of US 75 concurrency; west end of MN 210 concurrency
Connelly Township 119.820 192.832 MN 210 East end of MN 210 concurrency
Clay Barnesville 147.527 237.422 MN 34
Barnesville Township 148.808 239.483 I-94
Riverton Township 163.769–
163.784
263.561–
263.585
US 10
Norman Ada 192.995 310.595 MN 200
Polk Fairfax Township 224.834 361.835 MN 102
225.811 363.408 US 2
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff (February 2, 2012). "Statewide Logpoint Listing" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Staff. "Monson Lake State Park". Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Minnesota Highway Department (April 1, 1933). Map of Trunk Highway System (Map). Section B13–D16. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/mdt/id/225/rec/8. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  4. ^ Minnesota Highway Department (May 1, 1934). Map of Trunk Highway System (Map). Section B13–D16. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/mdt/id/210/rec/9. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  5. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways (1952). Official Road Map of Minnesota Showing the State Highway System and Main Secondary Roads (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha. Section C12–C13. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/mdt/id/1294/rec/26. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  6. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways (1953). Official Road Map of Minnesota Showing the State Highway System and Main Secondary Roads (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha. Section C12–C13. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/mdt/id/1180/rec/27. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  7. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways (1954). Official Road Map of Minnesota Showing the State Highway System and Main Secondary Roads (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha. Section C6–B11. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/mdt/id/1183/rec/28. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  8. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways (1956). Official Road Map of Minnesota Showing the State Highway System and Main Secondary Roads (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha. Section C6–B11. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/mdt/id/1186/rec/29. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  9. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways (1959). Official Road Map Showing the State Highway System and Main Secondary Roads of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha. Section C6–B11. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/mdt/id/1195/rec/32. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  10. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways (1959). Official Road Map Showing the State Highway System and Main Secondary Roads of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha. Section C6–B11. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/mdt/id/1198/rec/33. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  11. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways (1961). Official Road Map Showing the State Highway System and Main Secondary Roads of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha. Section D14–F14. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/mdt/id/1201/rec/34. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  12. ^ Minnesota Department of Highways (1962). Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha. Section D14–F14. http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/mdt/id/1204/rec/35. Retrieved April 26, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • MN 9 at The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page