Minnesota State Highway 46

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Trunk Highway 46 marker

Trunk Highway 46
Route information
Defined by MS § 161.115(96)
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 46.377 mi[1] (74.637 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 2.svg U.S. 2 in Morse Township,
near Deer River
North end: MN-1.svg MN 1 in Northome
Location
Counties: Itasca, Koochiching
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 45 MN 47

Minnesota State Highway 46 (MN 46) is a highway in north-central Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with U.S. Highway 2 near Deer River (northwest of Grand Rapids) and continues northwest to its northern terminus at its intersection with State Highway 1 in Northome.

Highway 46 is 46 miles (74 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

Highway 46 serves as a northwest–southeast route between the communities of Deer River, Squaw Lake, and Northome.

The roadway passes through the Chippewa National Forest in Itasca County.

The northern terminus for Highway 46 is its intersection with State Highway 1 in Northome, 5 blocks from U.S. Highway 71.

The route is legally defined as Legislative Route 165 in the Minnesota Statutes.[2] It is not marked with this number.

History[edit]

Highway 46 was authorized in 1933.[3]

By 1953, there was one remaining gravel section in the middle of this route. It was completely paved by 1958.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Itasca Morse Township 0.000 0.000 US 2
3.666 5.900 CR 44 north, CR 89 south
Bowstring Lake 10.190 16.399 CR 39
11.463 18.448 CR 9
13.102 21.086 CR 37
17.788 28.627 CR 35 (Inger Road)
20.193 32.497 CR 34
23.235 37.393 CR 33
Max Township 25.519 41.069 CR 4
Good Hope Township 29.732 47.849 CR 32
Alvwood Township 36.331 58.469 CR 13
36.831 59.274 CR 29
Ardenhurst Township 40.425 65.058 CR 31
43.705 70.336 CR 30
Koochiching Unorganized Territory of Northome 44.431 71.505 CR 28
Northome 46.044 74.101 CR 40 (Cathleen Street / 3rd Street)
46.313 74.534 CR 40 (Front Street)
46.380 74.641 MN 1
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 2" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. August 23, 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ "161.115, Additional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Office of the Revisor of Statutes, State of Minnesota. 2010. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 26–50". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved October 21, 2010. [self-published source]