Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

US-71: Iowa to Willmar

Corridor information

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Corridor background

The corridor runs 121 miles, from Willmar to the Iowa State Line. It connects the cities of Willmar, Olivia, Redwood Falls, Windom and Jackson.

Current corridor characteristics

Highway

  • 2009 AADT: 1,500 – 11,700
  • 2009 HCADT: 165 – 1,500
  • Key Highway Connections: I-90, US-14, US-212, MN-23, MN-60
  • Number of lanes: 2-4

Public Transit

  • Cottonwood County Transit
  • Kandiyohi Area Transit
  • Renville County Heartland Express
  • Western Community Action-Community Transit (Jackson and Redwood counties)
  • Dial-a-ride and deviated route service along corridor

Bicycle/Pedestrian

  • Glacial Lakes State Trail

Rail

  • BNSF line (Willmar to Twin Cities)
  • BNSF line (Willmar to State line)
  • DME line (Mankato to Tracy)
  • DME line (Jackson to Twin Cities)
  • UP line (St. James to State line)