Minnesota State Highway 62 (Murray–Cottonwood counties)

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Trunk Highway 62 marker

Trunk Highway 62
Route information
Defined by MS § 161.114
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 23.992 mi (38.611 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 59.svg U.S. 59 at Fulda
East end: US 71.svg MN-60.svg U.S. 71 / MN 60
at Windom
Location
Counties: Murray, Cottonwood
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 62 US 63

Minnesota State Highway 62 (MN 62) is a highway in southwest Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with U.S. Highway 59 and Murray County Road 2 in Fulda and continues east to its eastern terminus at its intersection with U.S. 71 and State Highway 60 in Windom.

Highway 62 is 24 miles (39 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

Highway 62 serves as an east–west route in southwest Minnesota between the cities of Fulda and Windom.

Highway 62 crosses the Des Moines River in Southbrook Township, Springfield Township, and in the city of Windom.

The route is also known as 11th Street in Belfast Township.

The route is legally defined as part of Constitutional Route 16 in the Minnesota Statutes.[1] It is not marked with this number.

History[edit]

Highway 62 was authorized in 1933.[2]

The route was paved by 1942.[2]

A second State Highway 62 exists within the state of Minnesota. In 1988, former Hennepin County Highway 62 in the Twin Cities area was renumbered State Highway 62. Mn/DOT assigned the Twin Cities route its former Hennepin County numbering because of its local familiarity; and further determined that it was not necessary to renumber existing Highway 62 (between Fulda and Windom) because of what Mn/DOT perceived as low potential for confusion of the two routes. This is the only situation where two different state-numbered routes have duplicate numbering.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Murray Fulda 0.000 0.000 US 59, CR 2 west
Bondin Township 0.489 0.787 CR 40
Belfast Township 3.640 5.858 CR 91
5.635 9.069 CR 44
6.626 10.664 CR 46
Cottonwood Southbrook Township 8.196 13.190 CR 7
10.693 17.209 CR 6
Springfield Township 13.708 22.061 CR 5
16.418 26.422 CR 40
Great Bend Township 19.225 30.940 CR 18
Windom 24.012 38.644 US 71 / MN 60, CR 17 ahead
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ Minnesota State Legislature (2010). "§ 161.114, Constitutional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Retrieved October 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 51–75". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved October 24, 2010. [self-published source]