Minnesota State Highway 87

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Trunk Highway 87 marker

Trunk Highway 87
Route information
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 83.201 mi[1] (133.899 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 10.svg U.S. 10 at Frazee
  US 71.svg U.S. 71 at Menahga
MN-64.svg MN 64 at Badoura
MN-371.svg MN 371 at Backus
East end: MN-84.svg MN 84 at Ponto Lake Township
Location
Counties: Becker, Wadena, Hubbard, Cass
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 86 MN 89

Minnesota State Highway 87 (MN 87) is a highway in north-central and northwest Minnesota, which runs from its interchange with U.S. Highway 10 at Frazee and continues east to its eastern terminus at its intersection with State Highway 84 in Ponto Lake Township, 7 miles (11 km) east of Backus and 11 miles (18 km) southwest of Longville.

Highway 87 is 83 miles (134 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

Highway 87 serves as an east–west route in north-central and northwest Minnesota between Frazee, Menahga, and Backus.

The route passes through the following forests:

The eastern terminus of Highway 87 intersects State Highway 84 about midway between Pine River and Longville.

Highway 87 has short concurrencies with State Highway 64 at Badoura and Highway 371 at Backus. Highway 87 also runs together with U.S. Highway 71 at Menahga, south of Park Rapids.

Highway 87 is also known as Lake Street in the city of Frazee. The route is also known as West Main Street in Menahga. Highway 87 follows Front Street and Washburn Avenue in Backus.

History[edit]

Highway 87 was authorized in 1933.[2]

The route still had gravel sections in 1953. Highway 87 was completely paved by 1960.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1][3][4] km Destinations Notes
Becker Burlington Township 0.000–
0.116
0.000–
0.187
US 10 – Detroit Lakes, Wadena Interchange
Wadena Menahga 32.695 52.618 US 71 south / CSAH 17 east – Sebeka South end of US 71 overlap
Hubbard Straight River Township 40.851 65.743 US 71 / CSAH 14 west North end of US 71 overlap
Badoura Township 59.779 96.205 MN 64 north – Akeley West end of MN 64 overlap
Cass McKinley Township 64.652 104.047 MN 64 south – Motley East end of MN 64 overlap
Powers Township 76.012 122.329 MN 371 south – Brainerd South end of MN 371 overlap
77.027 123.963 MN 371 north – Walker North end of MN 371 overlap
Ponto Lake Township 84.873 136.590 MN 84 Wye intersection
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 3" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 23, 2010. Retrieved November 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 76–100". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved November 5, 2010. [self-published source]
  3. ^ "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing - Construction District 4" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 23, 2010. Retrieved November 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Trunk Highway Log Point Listing - Construction District 2" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 23, 2010. Retrieved November 5, 2010.