Minnesota State Highway 27

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Trunk Highway 27 marker

Trunk Highway 27
Route information
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 247.623 mi[2] (398.511 km)
Existed: 1933[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: MN-28.svg MN 28 near Browns Valley
  US 75.svg U.S. 75 at Wheaton
I-94.svg MN-29.svg I-94, MN 29 at Alexandria
US 71.svg MN-287.svg U.S. 71, MN 287 at Long Prairie
US 10.svg U.S. 10 at Little Falls
MN-25.svg MN 25 at Pierz
US 169 (MN).svg U.S. 169 at Onamia
MN-47.svg MN 47 at Isle
East end: I-35.svg I-35 near Moose Lake
Location
Counties: Traverse, Grant, Douglas, Todd, Morrison, Mille Lacs, Kanabec, Aitkin, Carlton
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 26 MN 28

Minnesota State Highway 27 (MN 27) is a highway in west-central and east-central Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with State Highway 28 in Browns Valley and continues east to its eastern terminus at its interchange with Interstate 35 in Moose Lake.

For part of its route (23 miles), Highway 27 runs concurrent with State Highway 65 in Kanabec and Aitkin counties.

Highway 27 is 248 miles (399 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

State Highway 27 serves as an east–west route between Browns Valley, Wheaton, Alexandria, Long Prairie, Little Falls, Mille Lacs Lake, and Moose Lake.

The western terminus for Highway 27 is its intersection with State Highway 28 in Browns Valley, near the Minnesota - South Dakota state line at the Little Minnesota River.

The Sam Brown Monument State Wayside Park is located at the western terminus of Highway 27 in Browns Valley.

Highway 27 crosses the Broadway Bridge at the Mississippi River in Little Falls.

Charles A. Lindbergh State Park is located immediately west of Little Falls on Highway 27.

Father Hennepin State Park is located on Highway 27 at the southeast corner of Mille Lacs Lake, one mile (1.6 km) west of Isle.

Highway 27, together with Highway 65, passes through the Solana State Forest in Aitkin County.

History[edit]

Most of State Highway 27 was authorized in 1933.

The original route of Highway 27 between State Highway 65 and State Highway 47 was over what is now State Highway 18; original designation of the current Highway 27 between these routes was previously old State Highway 66 until 1963.

Easternmost section of Highway 27 was previously old U.S. 61 through Moose Lake.

The section of Highway 27 southwest of Mille Lacs Lake was still gravel in 1940. The segments east of Isle were gravel into the 1950s, and the last segment east of State Highway 65 was not paved until the 1970s.

In 2012, Highway 27 from Osakis to Alexandria was relocated along Interstate 94 with the old route decommissioned and turned over to Douglas County.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Traverse Folsom Township 0.000 0.000 MN 28
Lake Valley Township 17.551 28.246 MN 117
Wheaton 24.007 38.636 US 75 North end of US 75 concurrency
24.108 38.798 US 75 South end of US 75 concurrency
Grant Herman 40.957 65.914 MN 9
Roseville Township 49.160 79.115 MN 54
54.167 87.173 US 59
Hoffman 58.291 93.810 MN 55
Douglas La Grand Township 63.666 102.460 MN 114
72.615 116.863 I-94 West end of I-94 concurrency
Alexandria 78.879 126.943 MN 29
Osakis 92.200 148.382 I-94 East end of I-94 concurrency
Todd Round Prairie Township 105.191 169.289 US 71 South end of US 71 overlap
Long Prairie 110.863 178.417 MN 287
111.329 179.167 US 71 North end of US 71 overlap
Morrison Culdrum Township 123.234 198.326 MN 28 West end of MN 28 overlap
Pike Creek Township 133.330 214.574 MN 238
Mississippi River 135.257–
135.361
217.675–
217.842
Broadway Bridge, east end of MN 28 overlap
Morrison Little Falls 136.672–
136.761
219.952–
220.095
US 10 Interchange
Genola 148.071 238.297 MN 25 South end of MN 25 overlap
Buh Township 152.081 244.751 MN 25 North end of MN 25 overlap
Mille Lacs Onamia 175.634 282.656 US 169 South end of US 169 overlap
South Harbor Township 178.306 286.956 US 169 North end of US 169 overlap
Isle 188.445 303.273 MN 47 North end of MN 47 overlap
Isle Harbor Township 190.615 306.765 MN 47 South end of MN 47 overlap
Kanabec Ford Township 194.248 312.612 MN 65 South end of MN 65 overlap
Aitkin Williams Township MN 18
Rice River Township 221.259 356.082 MN 65 North end of MN 65 overlap
Carlton Silver Township 240.765 387.474 MN 73 West end of MN 73 overlap
Moose Lake 245.545 395.166 MN 73 East end of MN 73 overlap
Moose Lake Township 247.182–
247.371
397.801–
398.105
I-35 Interchange, southbound entrance and northbound exit
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ Riner, Steve. "Details of Routes 26-50". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Retrieved 2007-02-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Statewide Trunk Logpoint Listing" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-14. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  3. ^ Chaffins, Amy (November 7, 2012). "Highway 27 rerouted to I-94". The Osakis Review. Alexandria, Minnesota: The Osakis Review and Forum Communications Company. Retrieved December 14, 2013.