Minnesota State Highway 70

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Trunk Highway 70 marker

Trunk Highway 70
Route information
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 29.333 mi[1] (47.207 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Major junctions
West end: MN-65.svg MN 65 at Brunswick
  MN-107.svg MN 107 near Grasston
I-35.svg I-35 at Rock Creek
East end: WIS 70.svg WIS 70 at the St. Croix River,
near Grantsburg, WI
Location
Counties: Kanabec, Pine
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
US 69 US 71

Minnesota State Highway 70 (MN 70) is a highway in east-central Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with State Highway 65 in Brunswick and continues east to its eastern terminus at the Wisconsin state line (near Grantsburg, WI), where it becomes Wisconsin Highway 70 upon crossing the St. Croix River.

Minnesota Highway 70 is 29 miles (47 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

Highway 70 serves as an east–west route between Mora, Brunswick, Rock Creek, and Grantsburg, WI.

The route has an interchange with Interstate 35 at the city of Rock Creek.

Highway 70 in Minnesota is a narrow roadway. The connecting route in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Highway 70, is a wide roadway with large shoulders. Highway 70 in Minnesota carries a great amount of recreational traffic to Wisconsin, as Twin Cities residents try to avoid nearby U.S. Highway 8, which is often a traffic congested route.

History[edit]

The route in Minnesota was numbered to correspond with Wisconsin Highway 70.[2]

Minnesota 70 was authorized east of State Highway 107 (at Grasston / Braham) to the Wisconsin state line in 1933.[2]

The portion of Highway 70 between State Highway 65 (at Brunswick) and State Highway 107 (at Grasston) was part of the original route of Highway 65 until circa 1942 when the current short-cut of Highway 65 was built.[2]

Highway 70 in Minnesota was completely paved circa 1949.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1][3] km Destinations Notes
Kanabec Brunswick Township 0.000 0.000 MN 65
1.510 2.430 CR 11 (Mahogany Street)
Grass Lake Township 3.505 5.641 CR 7 (Olympic Street)
6.351 10.221 CR 5 (Queen Street)
7.248 11.665 MN 107 North end of MN 107 concurrency
CR 28
10.446 16.811 MN 107 South end of MN 107 concurrency
Pine Royalton Township 14.706 23.667 CR 1 south
15.031 24.190 CR 1 north
Rock Creek 18.161 29.227 CR 23
18.668–
18.800
30.043–
30.256
I-35 Interchange
19.841 31.931 CR 61 Old US 61
22.048 35.483 CR 4 Old Point Douglas to Superior Military Road
25.642 41.267 CR 3
St. Croix River 29.398 47.311 Wisconsin state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing - Construction District 1" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 20, 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 51–75". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved October 26, 2010. [self-published source]
  3. ^ "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing - Construction District 3" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 23, 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2010.