Minnesota State Highway 73

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Trunk Highway 73 marker

Trunk Highway 73
Route information
Defined by MS § 161.115(94)
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 119.697 mi[1] (192.634 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Major junctions
South end: I-35.svg I-35 near Moose Lake
  MN-210.svg MN 210 at Cromwell
US 2.svg U.S. 2 at Floodwood
US 169 (MN).svg MN-37.svg U.S. 169 , MN 37 at Hibbing
US 169 (MN).svg U.S. 169 at Chisholm
North end: US 53.svg U.S. 53 in Field Township
Location
Counties: Carlton, St. Louis
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 72 MN 74

Minnesota State Highway 73 (MN 73) is a highway in northeast Minnesota, which runs from its interchange with Interstate Highway 35 in Moose Lake and continues north to its northern terminus at its intersection with U.S. Highway 53 in Field Township near Cook and Orr.

Highway 73 is 120 miles (190 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

Highway 73 serves as a north–south route in northeast Minnesota between Moose Lake, Kettle River, Cromwell, Floodwood, Hibbing, and Chisholm.

The roadway passes through the Sturgeon River State Forest and the Superior National Forest, both north of Chisholm, in Saint Louis County.

The route is legally defined as Legislative Route 163 in the Minnesota Statutes.[2] It is not marked with this number.

History[edit]

Highway 73 was authorized in 1933, and was originally numbered "Minnesota 63" until that U.S. route number (U.S. 63) was added elsewhere in Minnesota.[3]

The route was marked as "Minnesota 73" by 1935.[3]

In 1940, the route was mostly gravel south of Hibbing. The last segments paved in the mid-1950s were south of Hibbing.[3]

The Highway 73 designation was extended south through Moose Lake, partially along old U.S. 61, to Interstate 35 in the mid-1970s.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Carlton Moose Lake Township 0.000 0.000 I-35 Interchange
Moose Lake 1.136 1.828 MN 289
1.486 2.391 CR 61 Old U.S. 61
2.289 3.684 MN 27 East end of MN 27 overlap
Silver Township 7.007 11.277 MN 27 West end of MN 27 overlap
Kettle River 9.423 15.165 CR 12 (Locker Plant Road)
Silver Township 10.870 17.494 CR 6
Kalevala Township 14.252 22.936 CR 6
18.808 30.269 CR 4
Cromwell 25.225 40.596 MN 210
St. Louis Fine Lakes Township 32.789 52.769 CR 86
35.030 56.375 CR 51
Floodwood Township 42.874 68.999 US 2 South end of US 2 overlap
Floodwood 43.120 69.395 US 2 North end of US 2 overlap
43.481 69.976 CR 8 (5th Avenue)
Van Buren Township 44.983 72.393 CR 29
Cedar Valley Township 54.668 87.980 CR 133 east
55.764 89.743 CR 133 west
63.506 102.203 CR 18
Hibbing 70.494 113.449 CR 16 west
76.584 123.250 CR 16 east, CR 60 west
78.846 126.890 US 169 South end of US 169 overlap
MN 37
CR 5
Chisholm 87.153 140.259 US 169 North end of US 169 overlap
Dark River 101.606 163.519 CR 65
Sturgeon Township 108.675 174.895 CR 22
Linden Grove 114.637 184.490 MN 1
Field Township 119.855 192.888 US 53
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 "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing - Construction District 1" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 20, 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "161.115, Additional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Office of the Revisor of Statutes, State of Minnesota. 2010. Retrieved October 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 51–75". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved October 29, 2010. [self-published source]