Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-90: Wisconsin to Albert Lea

Corridor information

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Corridor background

The corridor runs over 120 miles from Albert Lea to the Wisconsin State Line and serves as an important interstate connection for southern Minnesota. It links the cities of La Crescent, Winona, Saint Charles, Rochester, Stewartville, Austin and Albert Lea.

Current corridor characteristics

Highway

  • 2009 AADT: 6,200 – 24,900
  • 2009 HCADT: 1,200 – 3,500
  • Number of lanes: 4 – 6
  • Key highway connections: I-35, US-52, US-61, US-63, US-69

Public Transit

  • Albert Lea Transit
  • Austin-Mower County Area Transit
  • La Crescent Apple Express
  • Rochester Public Transit and Dial-A-Ride
  • SEMCAC Transportation
  • Winona Transit Service

Bicycle/Pedestrian

  • Blazing Star State Trail
  • Great River Ridge State Trail
  • Shooting Star State Trail

Rail

  • SOO line (State Line – St. Croix)
  • DME line (South Dakota – Wisconsin)
  • DME line (State Line – Ramsey)
  • UP line (Iowa to Twin Cities)

Key Airports

  • Rochester International Airport