Minnesota State Highway 13
|Sibley Memorial Highway|
|Maintained by Mn/DOT|
|Length:||111.694 mi (179.754 km)|
|Existed:||1920 – present|
|South end:||I-35 Bus. / US 65 in Albert Lea|
|North end:||MN 149 at West St. Paul / Saint Paul|
|Counties:||Freeborn, Waseca, Le Sueur, Scott, Dakota, Ramsey|
Minnesota State Highway 13 (MN 13) is a highway in Minnesota that runs from its intersection with U.S. Highway 65 in Albert Lea to its northern terminus at its intersection with State Highway 149 at the West St. Paul / Saint Paul city boundary line.
Highway 13 is 112 miles (180 km) in length.
State Highway 13 serves as a north–south route between Albert Lea, Waseca, Prior Lake, Savage, Burnsville, Eagan, Mendota Heights, West St. Paul, and the "West Side" neighborhood of Saint Paul.
The northern terminus of Highway 13 is at the intersection of Annapolis Street and Smith Avenue (Highway 149) at the West St. Paul / Saint Paul city boundary line.
Highway 13 is built as a divided highway between Savage, Burnsville, and Eagan. This portion of the route is a busy metro area corridor paralleling the Minnesota River. Highway 13 is also built as a divided highway in Mendota Heights between I-494 (no interchange / junction) to State Highway 55. The section of Highway 13 north of State Highway 55 at Mendota is far less busy.
Highway 13 is also known as Sibley Memorial Highway in Lilydale, Mendota, and Eagan.
In the city of Waseca, Highway 13 is also known as State Street.
The 200MW (with possible expansion to 400MW) Bent Tree Wind Farm was scheduled to be built in 2009 along Highway 13 between Manchester and Hartland. The farm being developed by Wind Capital and Alliant Energy would be the biggest wind farm in the state of Minnesota.
State Highway 13 was authorized in 1920 from Albert Lea to Jordan. In 1934, the segment between New Prague and Jordan was redesignated Highway 21, and Highway 13 moved to the east and extended north through Prior Lake, Savage, and Burnsville; then northeast to its northern terminus in West Saint Paul.
The route was completely paved by 1940.
In the late 1960s, U.S. Highway 16 was decommissioned in the Albert Lea area. Highway 13 was then extended east on Main Street in Albert Lea between its intersection with U.S. 69 to its intersection with U.S. 65. Later, US 69 was truncated to the present terminus, and MN 13 was extended along US 69's route.
In 1994, the nearby Mendota Bridge was rebuilt between Mendota Heights and Fort Snelling. Highway 13 was rerouted in Mendota Heights at this time so it could intersect with State Highway 55 and State Highway 110. The old alignment of Highway 13 in the southwest corner of Mendota Heights (Sibley Memorial Drive) is still under state maintenance and has the unmarked designation of Highway 913-A.
|Freeborn||Albert Lea||0.000||0.000||I-35 Bus. / US 65 (Broadway south, Main Street north) to I-35|
|1.161||1.868||US 69 south / CSAH 46 west||National northern end of US 69|
|Manchester Township||4.418||7.110||I-90 – Austin, Blue Earth||I-90 exit 154|
|Waseca||New Richland Township||19.582||31.514||MN 30 – Ellendale, Mapleton|
|Waseca||31.339||50.435||US 14 – Owatonna, Mankato||Interchange|
|Le Sueur||Waterville||43.706||70.338||MN 60 – Faribault, Mankato|
|Montgomery Township||56.475||90.888||MN 99 – Le Center, Faribault|
|Montgomery||59.839||96.302||MN 21 south / CR 161 – Faribault||South end of MN 21 concurrency|
|New Prague||67.885||109.250||MN 19 west / MN 21 north – Jordan, Le Sueur||North end of MN 21 concurrency; west end of MN 19 concurrency|
|Scott||Cedar Lake Township||71.951||115.794||MN 19 east – Northfield||East end of MN 19 concurrency|
|Spring Lake Township||82.133||132.180||MN 282 west – Jordan|
|Savage||91.974||148.018||To US 169 / CSAH 101|
|96.501||155.303||I-35W – Minneapolis, Albert Lea||I-35W exits 3A-B|
|Eagan||101.098||162.701||MN 77 (Cedar Avenue)||Interchange|
|Mendota Heights||106.241||170.978||MN 55 – Minneapolis, Rochester|
|106.930||172.087||MN 55 east / MN 110 east|
|109.459||176.157||I-35E||I-35E exit 102|
|West St. Paul||111.694||179.754||MN 149 (Smith Avenue)|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Minnesota Department of Transportation. "Statewide Trunk Logpoint Listing" (PDF). St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
- Bent Tree Wind Farm is big investment - Albert Lea Tribune - August 6, 2008
- Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 1–25". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved September 27, 2010.[self-published source]