Minnesota State Highway 232

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Trunk Highway 232 marker

Trunk Highway 232
Route information
Defined by MS § 161.115(163)
Length: 9.540 mi[2] (15.353 km)
Existed: July 1, 1949[1] – April 15, 2012[3][4]
Major junctions
West end: CR 3 at Palisade
East end: MN 65 at Shamrock Township
Location
Counties: Aitkin
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 228 MN 235

Minnesota State Highway 232 (MN 232) was a highway in northeast Minnesota, which ran from its intersection with Aitkin County Road 3 on the east edge of Palisade and continued east to its eastern terminus at its intersection with State Highway 65 and Aitkin County Road 14 in Shamrock Township, near Big Sandy Lake and the town of McGregor. Almost sixteen years after the Minnesota Legislature repealed MN 232's route definition in 1996, Mn/DOT and Aitkin County finally came to an agreement in April 2012 to transfer the road to the county, which became an extension of Aitkin County Road 3.

Highway 232 was 9.5 miles (15 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

Highway 232 served as an east–west route in northeast Minnesota between Palisade and State Highway 65. It crosses the Mississippi River at Palisade.

Savanna Portage State Park is located 11 miles northeast of the junction of former MN 232, MN 65, and County Road 14 (CR 14) in Shamrock Township. The park entrance is located on CR 14 in nearby Balsam Township.[5]

History[edit]

Highway 232 was authorized on July 1, 1949.[1]

The route was paved in 1959.[6][7]

In 1996, the Minnesota Legislature approved removal of Route 232 from the state trunk highway system, becoming effective when Mn/DOT and Aitkin County agreed on a turnback plan;[8] however, no agreement was reached. An article in the Aitkin newspaper in mid-June 1999 stated that only in recent months had Mn/DOT offered to give the county $4.3 million to repair and take control of the route.[9] A $1.7 million Mississippi River bridge replacement in 2000 might have been part of the turnback agreement.

Finally, on April 15, 2012, Mn/DOT and Aitkin County finalized an agreement to transfer the road to county control.[3] Despite the agreement, MN 232 continued to be present in Mn/DOT route logs as recently as February 2013, but it was finally removed from the November 2013 release.[10]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Aitkin County.

Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Palisade 0.000 0.000 CR 3 (Main Street)
0.045 0.072 CR 5 north
0.231 0.372 CR 10
Mississippi River 0.287–
0.341
0.462–
0.549
480th Street Bridge
Logan Township 0.599 0.964 CR 5 south
Workman Township 6.619 10.652 CR 62
8.332 13.409 CR 63
Shamrock Township 9.213–
9.257
14.827–
14.898
Flowage Lake
9.558 15.382 MN 65 / CR 14 east
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b "Chapter 663-H.F. No. 1792", Session Laws of Minnesota for 1949, Earl L. Berg, Commissioner of Administration, pp. 1177–1185 
  2. ^ a b "District 1 Trunk Highway Log Point" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 20, 2010. Retrieved December 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Aitkin County Board of Commissioners Request for County Board Action" (PDF). Aitkin County Board of Commissioners. April 3, 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Aitkin County Board Minutes April 2012" (PDF). Aitkin County Board of Commissioners. April 10, 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ Minnesota DNR website for Savanna Portage State Park - Link
  6. ^ 1959 Official Road Map - Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Company. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1959. § K10. Retrieved December 18, 2010. 
  7. ^ 1960 Official Road Map - Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Company. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1960. § K10. Retrieved December 18, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Chapter 456-H.F.No. 2152". Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. April 11, 1996. Retrieved December 18, 2010. 
  9. ^ Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 219–287". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved May 28, 2010. [self-published source]
  10. ^ "Statewide Trunk Highway Logpoint" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. November 6, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2013.