Minnesota State Highway 68

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Trunk Highway 68 marker

Trunk Highway 68
Route information
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 141.026 mi[1] (226.959 km)
Existed: 1920 – present
Major junctions
West end: SD 22 at Fortier Township,
at Minnesota — South Dakota state line
 

US 75 at Canby
US 59 / MN 23 at Marshall
US 71 at New Avon Township
MN 67 at Morgan
US 14 / MN 4 at Sleepy Eye

US 14 / MN 15 at New Ulm
East end: US 169 / MN 60 near Mankato
Location
Counties: Yellow Medicine, Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood, Brown, Blue Earth
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 67 US 69

Minnesota State Highway 68 (MN 68) is a highway in southwest and south-central Minnesota, which runs from South Dakota Highway 22 at the South Dakota state line near Canby, and continues east to its eastern terminus at its intersection with U.S. Highway 169 and State Highway 60 in South Bend Township near Mankato.

Highway 68 is 141 miles (227 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

State Highway 68 serves as an east–west route in southwest and south-central Minnesota between Canby, Minneota, Marshall, Morgan, Sleepy Eye, New Ulm, and Mankato.

Minneopa State Park is located five miles (8 km) west of Mankato. The park entrance is located on Highway 68 near its intersection with U.S. Highway 169.[2]

Highway 68 has concurrencies with:

History[edit]

Highway 68 was authorized in 1920 between Canby and Marshall.[3]

Its western terminus was extended to the South Dakota state line in 1934.

In 1963, Highway 68 was expanded easterly between Marshall and Mankato by consolidating former State Highway 93 and State Highway 83, and re-numbering them 68.[4]

Highway 68 was paved from Marshall to Canby by 1940. Many remaining sections of the present day Highway 68 were still gravel by 1953. The present day route was completely paved by 1960.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Yellow Medicine 0.000 0.000 SD 22 Continuation into South Dakota
Canby 8.926 14.365 US 75
Lyon Marshall 38.653 62.206 US 59 West end of US 59 overlap
39.214 63.109 US 59
MN 19
East end of US 59 overlap
West end of MN 19 overlap
MN 23 Interchange
Redwood Westline Township 51.055 82.165 MN 19 East end of MN 19 overlap
New Avon Township 76.321 122.827 US 71 South end of US 71 overlap
76.820 123.630 US 71 North end of US 71 overlap
Morgan 86.924 139.891 MN 67
Brown Home Township 99.010 159.341 MN 4 North end of MN 4 overlap
Sleepy Eye 102.034 164.208 MN 4
US 14
South end of MN 4 overlap
West end of US 14 overlap
New Ulm 115.842 186.430 US 14
MN 15
East end of US 14 overlap
North end of MN 15 overlap
Cottonwood Township 119.708 192.651 MN 15 South end of MN 15 overlap
Blue Earth South Bend Township 141.228 227.284 US 169 / MN 60
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 "Statewide Logpoint Listing" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved 22 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Minnesota DNR web page for Minneopa State Park - Link
  3. ^ Minnesota State Legislature (2010). "§ 161.114, Constitutional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Retrieved October 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 51–75". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved October 26, 2010. [self-published source]