Minnesota State Highway 50
|Maintained by MnDOT|
|Length||15.082 mi (24.272 km)|
|Existed||1920 – present|
|West end||MN 3 at Farmington|
U.S. 52 / MN 56 at Hampton|
MN 20 at Douglas Township
|East end||U.S. 61 at Douglas Township, near Miesville|
Minnesota State Highway 50 (MN 50) is a highway in Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with State Highway 3 and Dakota County Road 74 in Farmington and continues east to its eastern terminus at its intersection with U.S. 61 and State Highway 20 near Miesville.
State Highway 50 serves as an east–west route between Farmington, Hampton, New Trier, and Miesville.
The route is located in Dakota County.
State Highway 50 is also known as:
- 220th Street between Farmington and Hampton
- 240th Street East between Hampton and Miesville
- Hampton Boulevard in Hampton
State Highway 50 and adjoining County Road 74 are also known as Ash Street in the city of Farmington.
State Highway 50 was authorized in 1920 between Cannon Falls and Minneapolis. U.S. Highway 55 was routed along this highway in 1926. 55 was removed in 1934, and much of the road was replaced by U.S. Highways 52 and 65.
The route was paved between Hampton and Farmington as early as 1929.
In 1949, State Highway 50 was extended east of Hampton to U.S. 61 near Miesville along 240th Street East.
At one time, State Highway 50 had continued farther west. From 1957 to 1994, the route had continued west of Farmington on present day Dakota County Highway 50 between State Highway 3 in Farmington and Interstate 35 in Lakeville. This section had also previously been part of old U.S. Highway 65 from 1934 to 1957.
The section of Highway 50 between Hampton and Miesville was paved by 1961.
The entire route is in Dakota County.
|Farmington||10.725||17.260||MN 3 / CSAH 74 – Northfield, St. Paul|
|US 52 / MN 56 south – Randolph, Kenyon, St. Paul||Access to southbound US 52 from MN 56|
|Hampton Township||CSAH 85 (Goodwin Avenue)||North end of CSAH 85 overlap|
|New Trier||CSAH 85 (Hogan Avenue)||South end of CSAH 85 overlap|
|Douglas Township||25.700||41.360||MN 20 south – Cannon Falls|
|25.775||41.481||US 61 – Hastings, Red Wing|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
Route map: Google
- Minnesota Department of Transportation (August 14, 2014). "Statewide Trunk Logpoint Listing" (PDF). St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
- Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 26–50". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved October 21, 2010.[self-published source]