Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-90: Albert Lea to South Dakota

Corridor information

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Corridor background

The corridor runs over 159 miles from Albert Lea to the State Line and serves as an important interstate connection for southern Minnesota. It links the cities of Luverne, Adrian, Worthington, Jackson, Sherburn, Fairmont, Blue Earth and Albert Lea.

Current corridor characteristics


  • 2009 AADT: 7,400 – 12,000
  • 2009 HCADT: 810 – 2,300
  • Number of lanes: 4 – 6
  • Key highway connections: I-35, US-59, US-71, US-75, US-169, MN-60

Public Transit

  • Albert Lea Transit
  • Faribault County Prairie Express
  • Martin County Express
  • Prairieland Transit (Nobles County)
  • Rock County Heartland Express
  • Western Community Action-Community Transit (Jackson County)


  • Blazing Star State Trail


  • BNSF line (South Dakota to Iowa)
  • DME line (South Dakota to Wisconsin)
  • UP line (Iowa to Twin Cities)