Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

US-212: Twin Cities - South Dakota

Corridor information

Orange barrels on a highway

Meeting information

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 -- 4:00-7:00pm

MnDOT District Office - Marshall
1800 East College Drive
Marshall, MN 56258

CIMS Powerpoint presentation

Marshall summary - 2012


Wednesday, May 9, 2012 -- 4:00-7:00pm

MnDOT District Office - Willmar
2505 Transportation Road
Willmar, MN 56201

CIMS Powerpoint presentation

Willmar summary - 2012


Thursday, May 31, 2012 -- 4:00-7:30pm

Meeker Cooperative Light and Power Association
1725 US Highway 12 East
Litchfield, MN 55355

CIMS Powerpoint presentation

Litchfield summary - 2012

Corridor background

The corridor runs over 138 miles from the Dakota State Line to I-494. It connects the Twin Cities and the cities of Cologne, Norwood-Young America, Glencoe, Hector, Bird Island, Olivia, Renville, Granite Falls, Montevideo and Dawson.

Current corridor characteristics

Highway

  • 2009 AADT: 1,500 – 12,000
  • 2009 HCADT: 285 – 1,500
  • Number of lanes: 2-4
  • Key highway connections: US-59, US-71, US-75

Public Transit

  • Montevideo Transit
  • Granite Falls Heartland Express
  • Prairie Five Rides (in Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle and Yellow Medicine Counties)
  • Renville County Heartland Express
  • Smartlink Transit (in Carver County)
  • Trailblazer Transit (in McLeod and Sibley Counties)
  • Metropolitan Council-Contracted Services
  • Dial-a-ride and deviated route service along corridor

Bicycle/Pedestrian

  • Minnesota River State Trail
  • Minnesota Valley State Trail

Rail

  • BNSF line (Hanley Falls to Madison)
  • BNSF line (Willmar to State Line)
  • UP line (Chestnut St to St James)