Minnesota State Highway 79

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Trunk Highway 79 marker

Trunk Highway 79
Route information
Maintained by MnDOT
Length 12.128 mi[1] (19.518 km)
Existed 1933 – present
Major junctions
West end US 59 / MN 55 in Elbow Lake
East end I-94 in Evansville Township, near Evansville
Location
Counties Grant, Douglas
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 78 MN 80

Minnesota State Highway 79 (MN 79) is a highway in west-central Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with U.S. 59 / State Highway 55 (co-signed) in the city of Elbow Lake and continues east to its eastern terminus at its interchange with Interstate Highway 94 and Douglas County Road 41 at Evansville Township near Evansville.

Highway 79 is 12 miles (19 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

State Highway 79 serves as an east–west route in west-central Minnesota between Elbow Lake and Evansville.

The city of Evansville is located immediately east of the junction of Interstate 94, Highway 79, and County Road 41.

History[edit]

State Highway 79 was authorized in 1933.[2]

All of the route was paved by 1940.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Grant Elbow Lake 0.000 0.000 US 59 / MN 55
0.121 0.195 CR 4
Elbow Lake Township 3.024 4.867 CR 21 north
3.519 5.663 CR 21 south
Erdahl Township 5.241 8.435 CR 24
7.017 11.293 CR 10
9.049 14.563 CR 5
10.014 16.116 CR 19 north, CR 55 south
Douglas Evansville Township 11.666 18.775 CR 25
12.014–
12.143
19.335–
19.542
I-94, CR 41 east Interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing - Construction District 4" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 23, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 4, 2008. Retrieved November 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 76–100". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved November 2, 2010. [self-published source]

Route map: Google

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