U.S. Route 10 in Minnesota

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U.S. Highway 10 marker

U.S. Highway 10
US 10 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MnDOT
Length: 275.473 mi[2] (443.331 km)
Existed: November 11, 1926[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: US 10 at Fargo, ND
 
East end: US 10 at Prescott, WI
Location
Counties: Clay, Becker, Otter Tail, Wadena, Todd, Morrison, Benton, Sherburne, Anoka, Ramsey, Washington
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 9 MN 11

U.S. Highway 10 (US 10) is a major divided highway for almost all of its length in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The route runs through the central portion of the state, following generally the alignment of the former Northern Pacific Railway (now BNSF) and connects the cities of Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Wadena, Little Falls, St. Cloud, Anoka, Saint Paul, and Cottage Grove. US 10 within Minnesota is 275 miles (443 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

US 10 enters the state from North Dakota and heads through Moorhead parallel to Interstate 94 (I-94) until it exits the city. US 10 then takes a more northerly route than I-94 to St. Cloud, by heading through Detroit Lakes, Wadena, and Little Falls. From St. Cloud to Mounds View, US 10 is a busy route through the suburbs of St. Cloud and Minneapolis.

Concurrency of US 10 and MN 47 in Coon Rapids

East of Mounds View, US 10 is marked mostly along Interstate Highways until Saint Paul, where the route runs concurrently with US 61 to Cottage Grove. US 10 then heads east to the Wisconsin state line and exits the state.

US 10 is a divided highway along most of its length through the state, with posted 65 mph (105 km/h) speed limits along much of the way, except for two-lane or undivided four-lane stretches through Wadena and Motley. There are some 60 mph (97 km/h) posted speed limits in the four-lane section between Elk River and Anoka and the two-lane section between Bluffton and Wadena.

Legally, the Minnesota section of US 10 is defined as unmarked Constitutional / Legislative Routes 2, 37, 27, 3, 62, and 94 in the Minnesota Statutes §§ 161.114(2) and 161.115(25).[3][4] US 10 is not marked with these legislative numbers along the actual highway.

History[edit]

US 10 was established on November 11, 1926.[1] Originally, the route split between Moorhead and St. Cloud into US 10N and US 10S. In 1934, US 10S was replaced by US 52, and US 10N became simply US 10.[5]

US 10 in Minnesota was paved between St. Cloud and the Twin Cities as early as 1929. The remainder of the route was paved by 1950.[5]

The four-lane divided highway section between the cities of Elk River and Anoka was constructed by 1942.[5]

The freeway section of US 10 between the city of Anoka and University Avenue (at the Coon RapidsBlaine boundary line) was completed in the early 1970s. The new freeway section of US 10 between University Avenue and I-35W in Mounds View was completed in 1999.[5]

From 1934 to 1999, US 10 was located on a different alignment between Coon Rapids, Spring Lake Park, and Mounds View. This is now known as County Road 10.[6]

When I-694 and I-35E were completed in the late 1960s, US 10 was then signed concurrently with these highways east of Mounds View to the city of Saint Paul.[5]

As of 2017, US 10 in the Twin Cities Metro Area has been fully upgraded to a freeway from Anoka to Hastings (save for three signalized intersections at Burns Avenue, Warner Road, and Lower Afton Road).

Major intersections[edit]

All exits are unnumbered.

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Red River of the North 0.000 0.000 US 10 / I-94 Bus. west (Main Avenue) Continuation into North Dakota
Veterans Memorial Bridge, North DakotaMinnesota line
Clay Moorhead 0.428 0.689 US 75 south (8th Street) / I-94 Bus. east (Main Avenue) Western end of US 75 concurrency; eastern end of I-94 Bus. concurrency
1.450 2.334 US 75 north – Crookston Eastern end of US 75 concurrency
Glyndon Township 5.954 9.582 MN 336 south / CSAH 11 north (70th Street) to I-94 Interchange
Riverton Township 12.786 20.577 MN 9 – Barnesville, Ada
Eglon Township 24.438 39.329 MN 32 (260th Street) – Twin Valley, Rollag Interchange
Becker Detroit Lakes 44.337–
44.357
71.353–
71.386
MN 34 / US 59 – Fergus Falls, Mahnomen, Park Rapids
Burlington Township 54.517 87.737 MN 87 east / CSAH 29 – Frazee, Vergas Interchange
Otter Tail Perham Township 59.826 96.281 CSAH 80 east (Main Street) – Perham Interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Perham 66.511 107.039 MN 78 south (Otter Trail Scenic Byway) – Perham, Battle Lake Interchange
New York Mills CSAH 67 (Broadway Avenue) – New York Mills Interchange
Newton Township 80.261 129.168 MN 106 south – Deer Creek
Wadena Wadena 89.992 144.828 US 71 – Long Prairie, Menahga, Park Rapids
Todd Staples 107.656–
107.663
173.256–
173.267
MN 210 west – Hewitt, Fergus Falls Western end of MN 210 concurrency
Morrison Motley 114.798 184.749 MN 210 east – Brainerd Eastern end of MN 210 concurrency
Randall 135.668 218.336 MN 115 east
Green Prairie Township CSAH 52 – Little Falls Interchange; former US 10 east
Western end of freeway
CSAH 13 Interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
143.277–
143.467
230.582–
230.888
Mississippi River
Little Falls CSAH 76 – Little Falls Interchange; former MN 371
144.710–
144.731
232.888–
232.922
MN 371 north – Brainerd Interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
145.917 234.831 MN 27 – Pierz, Little Falls Interchange
Gregory CSAH 76 – Little Falls Interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance; former US 10 west
Eastern end of freeway
Benton Rice CSAH 2 – Rice Interchange
CSAH 33 – Sartell Interchange
Sartell 173.083–
173.289
278.550–
278.882
MN 15 south – St. Cloud Interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Sauk Rapids CSAH 29 (35th Street NE) – Sartell Interchange
174.844–
175.177
281.384–
281.920
CSAH 3 (Golden Spike Road) – Sauk Rapids Interchange; former MN 152
Sauk RapidsSt. Cloud line Benton Drive – Sauk Rapids Interchange; signed as "Benton Drive" eastbound and "Sauk Rapids" westbound
St. Cloud 178.015 286.487 MN 23 (3rd Street SE) – St. Cloud, Foley Cloverleaf interchange
Sherburne 180.158 289.936 MN 301 west (Minnesota Boulevard)
Clear Lake 188.794 303.834 MN 24 south – Clearwater
Becker 194.209 312.549 MN 25 north – Foley Western end of MN 25 concurrency
Big Lake 203.712 327.843 MN 25 south – Monticello Eastern end of MN 25 concurrency
CSAH 14 south / CSAH 15 north Interchange
Elk River 214.325 344.923 MN 101 south / US 169 north – Rogers, Elk River Interchange; western end of US 169 concurrency
Anoka Ramsey CSAH 83 (Armstrong Boulevard NW) Interchange
Western end of freeway
Anoka Main Street / Greenhaven Road Former US 10 east
224.807 361.792 US 169 south / MN 47 north (Ferry Street) Eastern end of US 169 concurrency; western end of MN 47 concurrency
224.807 361.792 CSAH 7 (7th Avenue)
Coon Rapids CSAH 9 (Round Lake Boulevard)
227.218–
227.563
365.672–
366.227
CSAH 14 (Main Street) Former MN 242
MN 78 south (Hanson Boulevard) Single-point urban interchange
CSAH 11 (Foley Boulevard) Eastbound exit splits from MN 47 south
232.415 374.036 MN 47 south Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; eastern end of MN 47 concurrency
233.088–
233.268
375.119–
375.408
MN 610 west – Minneapolis Eastbound exit splits from MN 47 south
Coon RapidsBlaine line CSAH 51 (University Avenue) westbound exit and eastbound entrance; westbound exit splits from MN 610 west
Blaine 234.352 377.153 MN 65 (Central Avenue) From 1990–99 the segment from here to I-35W was MN 118
County J / 85th Avenue Northeast / Airport Road
Ramsey Mounds View 237.035 381.471 I-35W north – Duluth Left exits both directions, left entrance eastbound; west end of I-35W concurrency; US 10 west follows exit 30
Arden HillsMounds View line County I Signed as exit 29
CR 10 / County H Signed as exit 28C eastbound
238.393 383.656 I-35W south – Minneapolis Eastern end of I-35W concurrency; eastbound left exit and westbound left entrance; US 10 east follows exit 28B
Eastern end of freeway
Western end of freeway
Arden Hills CSAH 96 Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
MN 51 south (Snelling Avenue) Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
240.433 386.939 I-694 west Western end of I-694 concurrency; westbound exit and eastbound entrance; US 10 west follows exit 42A
See I-694
Little Canada 275.460 443.310 I-35E north / I-694 east Eastern end of I-694 concurrency; western end of I-35E concurrency; US 10 east follows exit 46; US 10 west follows exit 113
See I-35E
St. Paul 281.377 452.832 I-35E south / I-94 west (US 12 west / US 52 north) Eastern end of I-35E concurrency; western end of I-94/US 52/US 12 concurrency; US 10 east follows exit 107A; US 10 west follows exit 242B
Wacouta Street / 10th Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
See I-94
283.321 455.961 I-94 east (US 12 east) Eastern end of I-94/US 12 concurrency; US 10 east follows exit 244
East 3rd Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Eastern end of freeway
See US 61
Washington Denmark Township 299.761 482.419 US 61 south – Hastings Southern end of US 61 concurrency
St. Croix River 302.802 487.313 Prescott Drawbridge; MinnesotaWisconsin line
US 10 east Continuation into Wisconsin
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Weingroff, Richard F. (January 9, 2009). "From Names to Numbers: The Origins of the U.S. Numbered Highway System". Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved September 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Statewide Trunk Logpoint Listing" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ 161.114, Minnesota Statutes 2006
  4. ^ 161.115, Minnesota Statutes 2006
  5. ^ a b c d e Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 1–25". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved September 25, 2010. [self-published source]
  6. ^ Minnesota Highway Department; McGill-Warner (1934). Map of Trunk Highway System, State of Minnesota (Map). 1:760,320. St. Paul: Minnesota Highway Department. OCLC 5673160, 80405240. Retrieved March 21, 2016 – via Minnesota Digital Library.  (Showing road conditions as of May 1, 1934)
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