U.S. Route 10 in Minnesota
US 10 highlighted in red
|Maintained by MnDOT|
|Length:||275.473 mi (443.331 km)|
|Existed:||November 11, 1926 – present|
|West end:||US 10 at Fargo, ND|
|East end:||US 10 at Prescott, WI|
|Counties:||Clay, Becker, Otter Tail, Wadena, Todd, Morrison, Benton, Sherburne, Anoka, Ramsey, Washington|
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.
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.
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). US 10 is not marked with these legislative numbers along the actual highway.
US 10 was established on November 11, 1926. 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.
The freeway section of US 10 between the city of Anoka and University Avenue (at the Coon Rapids–Blaine 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.
|Fargo, North Dakota||US 10 west||Continuation into North Dakota|
|Red River of the North||0.000||0.000||North Dakota–Minnesota state line|
|Clay||Moorhead||0.428||0.689||US 75 south (8th Street)||Western end of US 75 concurrency|
|1.450||2.334||US 75 north – Crookston||Eastern end of US 75 concurrency|
|Glyndon Township||5.954||9.582||MN 336 south|
|Riverton Township||12.786||20.577||MN 9 – Barnesville, Ada|
|Eglon Township||24.438||39.329||MN 32 – Barnesville, Ulen|
|MN 34 / US 59 – Fergus Falls, Mahnomen, Park Rapids|
|Burlington Township||54.517||87.737||MN 87 east – Menahga|
|Otter Tail||Gorman Township||59.826||96.281||MN 228 west – Vergas|
|Perham Township||66.511||107.039||MN 78 south – Ottertail|
|Newton Township||80.261||129.168||MN 106 south – Deer Creek|
|Wadena||Wadena||89.992||144.828||US 71 – Long Prairie, Menahga, Park Rapids|
|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||143.277–
|MN 371 north – Brainerd|
|145.917||234.831||MN 27 – Little Falls, Pierz|
|MN 15 south – St. Cloud|
|CSAH 3 (Golden Spike Road) – Sauk Rapids||Former MN 152|
|St. Cloud||178.015||286.487||MN 23 (3rd Street) – St. Cloud, Foley, Milaca|
|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|
|Elk River||214.325||344.923||MN 101 south / US 169 north – Rogers, Elk River||Western end of US 169 concurrency|
|Anoka||Anoka||224.807||361.792||MN 47 north / US 169 south|
|CSAH 14||Former MN 242|
|232.415||374.036||MN 47 south (University Avenue)||Eastern end of MN 47 concurrency|
|MN 610 west|
|234.352||377.153||MN 65 (Central Avenue)||From 1990–99 the segment from here to I-35W was MN 118|
|Ramsey||Mounds View||237.035||381.471||I-35W north – Duluth||Northern end of I-35W concurrency, exit 30|
|Arden Hills||238.393||383.656|| I-35W south – Minneapolis
CR 10 (old US 10)
|Southern end of I-35W concurrency, exit 28B|
|240.433||386.939||I-694 west||Western end of I-694 concurrency, exit 42B|
|Little Canada||275.460||443.310||I-694 east / I-35E north – Duluth||Eastern end of I-694 concurrency, exit 46; northern end of I-35E concurrency, north exit 113|
|St. Paul||281.377||452.832||I-35E south / I-94 west – Minneapolis||Southern end of I-35E concurrency, exit 107B; western end of I-94 concurrency, exit 242B|
|283.321||455.961||US 61 north (Mounds Boulevard) / I-94 east – Madison||Eastern end of I-94 concurrency, exit 244; northern end of US 61 concurrency|
|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; Minnesota–Wisconsin state line|
|Prescott, Wisconsin||US 10 east||Continuation into Wisconsin|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- 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.
- "Statewide Trunk Logpoint Listing" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 22, 2011.
- 161.114, Minnesota Statutes 2006
- 161.115, Minnesota Statutes 2006
- Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 1–25". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved September 25, 2010.[self-published source]
- 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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