Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35: Iowa to Twin Cities

Corridor Information

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The corridor runs 100 miles between the Iowa State Line in the south and the Twin Cities in the north. It connects the cities of Faribault, Owatonna and Albert Lea to the Twin Cities.

Current corridor characteristics

Highway

  • 2009 AADT: 18,200 – 106,000
  • 2009 HCADT: 3,000 – 8,600
  • Number of lanes: 4-6
  • Key highway connections: I-90, US-14, MN-19, MN-60, US-65

Public Transit

  • Laker Lines
  • Metro Transit – Fixed Bus Routes
  • Metro Mobility
  • Albert Lea Transit
  • Faribault County Prairie Express
  • Faribault Flyer
  • Northfield Transit
  • Smarklink Transit (Scott County)
  • Steele County Area Transit
  • Dial-a-ride and deviated route service along corridor

Bicycle/Pedestrian

  • Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail
  • Blazing Star State Trail

Key Airports

  • Minneapolis/St.Paul International Airport

Rail

  • SOO line (Savage Spur in Burnsville)
  • UP line (Twin Cities – Mankato)
  • UP line (State Line – Rosemount)
  • DME line (Minnesota City – Waseca)
  • DME line (Ramsey – State Line)
  • DME line (South Dakota – Wisconsin)