Minnesota State Highway 242

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Trunk Highway 242 marker

Trunk Highway 242
Route information
Defined by MS § 161.115(173)
Length: 5.3 mi[2] (8.5 km)
Existed: July 1, 1949[1] – June 15, 2007[3]
Major junctions
West end: US 10 / MN 47 / CSAH 14 in Coon Rapids
East end: MN 65 / CSAH 14 in Blaine
Location
Counties: Anoka
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 241 MN 243

Minnesota State Highway 242 was a highway in Minnesota. It connected U.S. Highway 10 and Minnesota State Highway 47 near Coon Rapids with Minnesota State Highway 65 in Blaine. It has been classified by the Metropolitan Council as a primary arterial street.

The highway was 5.3 miles (8.5 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

Highway 242 originally served as an east–west route between the cities of Anoka, Coon Rapids, and Blaine.

The route was legally defined as Route 242 in the Minnesota Statutes.[4]

History[edit]

Highway 242 was authorized on July 1, 1949[1] and was paved when it was marked.[5]

The highway used to run to downtown Anoka, but in 1979 it was truncated at its easternmost intersection with U.S. Highway 10.[6]

On June 15, 2007, Highway 242 was transferred from the State of Minnesota to Anoka County maintenance. It is now an extension of County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 14.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route was in Anoka County.

Location mi km Destinations Notes
Anoka US 10 / US 169
US 169
Rum River
CSAH 31 (4th Avenue)
CSAH 1 (5th Avenue)
CSAH 7 (7th Avenue)
Coon Rapids CSAH 9 (Round Lake Boulevard)
US 10 / MN 47
CSAH 18 (Coon Creek Boulevard)
CSAH 78 (Hanson Boulevard)
Blaine CSAH 51 (University Avenue)
MN 65
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. ^ Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 219–287". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved December 27, 2010. [self-published source]
  3. ^ a b "Anoka County Press Release". Anoka County Government. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-13. 
  4. ^ "161.115, Additional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. 2006. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ Minnesota 1950 Official Highway Map (Map). Minnesota Department of Highways. January 1, 1950. § M17. Retrieved December 27, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Transportation Data and Analysis Project Logs" (pdf). MnDOT Transportation Data and Analysis. Minnesota Department of Transportation. 2004. Retrieved 2014-04-09.