Minnesota State Highway 76

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Trunk Highway 76 marker

Trunk Highway 76
MN 76 highlighted in red
Route information
Defined by MS § 161.115(7)
Maintained by MnDOT
Length 36.767 mi[1] (59.171 km)
Existed 1933 – present
Major junctions
South end Iowa 76 at the Iowa state line
 
North end I-90.svg I-90, CR 12
at Pleasant Hill Township
Location
Counties Houston, Winona
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
US 75 MN 77

Minnesota State Highway 76 (MN 76) is a highway in southeast Minnesota, which runs from Iowa Highway 76 at the Iowa state line (near Eitzen), and continues north to its northern terminus at its interchange with Interstate Highway 90 in Pleasant Hill Township near Winona.

Highway 76 is 37 miles (60 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

Highway 76 serves as a north–south route in southeast Minnesota between Caledonia, Houston, and Interstate 90.

The route passes through the Richard J. Dorer State Forest.

Beaver Creek Valley State Park is located 4 miles west of the junction of Highway 76 and Houston County Road 1 at Caledonia. The park entrance is located on County Road 1.[2]

Highway 76 parallels State Highway 26 and State Highway 43 throughout its route.

The route is legally defined as Legislative Route 76 in the Minnesota Statutes.[3]

History[edit]

Highway 76 was authorized in 1933.[4]

By 1953, only the section in Houston County was paved. All of Highway 76 was paved by 1963.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Houston Winnebago Township 0.000 0.000 Iowa 76 south – Waukon Continuation into Iowa
Caledonia Township 7.830 12.601 MN 44 west – Spring Grove South end of MN 44 overlap
Caledonia 10.949 17.621 MN 44 east – Hokah North end of MN 44 overlap
Houston Township 22.170 35.679 MN 16 east – Hokah East end of MN 16 overlap
Houston 23.039 37.078 MN 16 west – Rushford West end of MN 16 overlap
Winona Pleasant Hill Township 36.691 59.048 I-90 – La Crosse, Austin Interchange
36.767 59.171 CR 12
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Minnesota Department of Transportation (August 14, 2014). "Statewide Trunk Logpoint Listing" (PDF). St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ Minnesota DNR website for Beaver Creek Valley State Park - Link
  3. ^ "161.115, Additional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Office of the Revisor of Statutes, State of Minnesota. 2010. Retrieved November 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 76–100". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved November 1, 2010. [self-published source]