Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

MN-15: Iowa to St Cloud

Corridor information

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Corridor background

The corridor runs 154 miles, between St. Cloud in the north and the Iowa State Line in the south. It connects the cities of Fairmont, Madelia, New Ulm, Hutchinson and St. Cloud.

Current corridor characteristics


  • 2009 AADT: 1,900 – 20,300
  • 2009 HCADT: 145 – 1,200
  • Number of lanes: 2-4
  • Key highway connections: MN-23, MN-60, US-12, US-14, US-212, I-90, I-94

Public Transit

  • Brown County Heartland Express
  • Martin County Express
  • Meeker County Public Transit
  • St. Cloud Metro Bus-Fixed Route and Bus-Dial-A-Ride
  • Trailblazer Transit (McLeod and Sibley Counties)
  • Tri-CAP Transit Connection (Stearns County)
  • Watonwan Take Me There
  • Dial-a-ride and deviated route service along corridor


  • Luce Line State Trail


  • DME line (West Mankato – Tracy)
  • DME line (Albert Lea – Fairmont)
  • UP line (Butterfield – State Line)
  • UP line (St James – Twin Cities)
  • BNSF line (UP line (State Line – Twin Cities)
  • BNSF line (St Cloud – Twin Cities)
  • SOO line (Twin Cities – Glenwood)

Key Airports

  • St. Cloud Regional Airport