Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Roadway Data

Information about Minnesota's roads from the Transportation Information System database

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Fun Facts

Map of Minnesota showing trunk highways. The longest highways in Minnesota reach all corners of the state
The longest highways in Minnesota reach all corners of the state

Longest Trunk Highways in Minnesota

  • Interstate: I-90 is 276 miles from southwest corner to southeast corner of state
  • US Highway: US-59 is 427 miles from northwest corner to southwest corner of state, and US-71 is 426 miles from International Falls in north to Minnesota-Iowa state border in south
  • Minnesota State Highway: MN-1 is 346 miles from Oslo in west to MN-61 on Lake Superior in east, and MN-23 is 341 miles from southwest corner of state to Duluth

Miles vs. Travel Comparison

Route Type Center Line Miles Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) % Miles % VMT
Interstate 914 252,986,737 0.7 31.6
US Hwy 3,245 89,103,389 2.3 11.1
MN Hwy 7,697 119,613,283 5.6 14.9
County State Aid 30,584 124,015,111 22.1 15.5
County Road 14,326 5,587,155 10.3 0.7
Municipal State Aid 3,382 98,140,883 2.4 12.2
Municipal Street 18,816 104,032,316 13.6 13.0
Township 53,717 8,211,086 38.7 1.0
Other 6,019 271,577 4.3 0.03

Trunk Highways (Interstate, US, and MN Hwy routes) contain only 8% of the centerline mileage in Minnesota, but they carry 58% of the annual miles of vehicle travel. By contrast, County State Aid and County Road routes contain 32% of the centerline mileage, but carry only 24% of the annual miles of vehicle travel.

The 7-County Metro Area contains only 12% of the centerline mileage in Minnesota, but it accounts for 47% of the annual miles of vehicle travel. The Greater Minnesota counties contain 88% of the centerline mileage in the state and account for 53% of the annual miles of vehicle travel.

Busiest Roads

Route Type

Road Name

Begin Pt

End Pt

AADT

County

City

Interstate I-94 232.862 232.91 189854 Hennepin Minneapolis
Interstate I-94 232.91 233.444 189854 Hennepin Minneapolis
US Hwy US 169 126.288 126.63 93436 Hennepin Saint Louis Park
US Hwy US 169 126.63 126.638 93436 Hennepin Saint Louis Park
US Hwy US 212 157.166 157.668 99400 Hennepin Eden Prairie
MN Hwy MN 100 4.809 5.735 113316 Hennepin Saint Louis Park
MN Hwy MN 100 5.735 5.76 113316 Hennepin Saint Louis Park
MN Hwy MN 100 5.76 6.342 113316 Hennepin Saint Louis Park
MN Hwy MN 100 6.342 7.497 128226 Hennepin Saint Louis Park
MN Hwy MN 100 7.497 7.726 128226 Hennepin Golden Valley
County State Aid Cedar Ave 19.493 20.748 45000 Dakota Apple Valley
County State Aid CSAH 42 1.733 2.228 45000 Dakota Burnsville
County State Aid CSAH 42 2.228 2.721 50000 Dakota Burnsville
Municipal State Aid Weaver Lake Rd 3.039 3.109 35000 Hennepin Maple Grove
Municipal State Aid Weaver Lake Rd 3.109 3.137 35000 Hennepin Maple Grove
Municipal State Aid 20th St S 1.64 1.76 49648 Clay Moorhead
County Road Zachary La 0 0.09 12900 Hennepin Maple Grove
County Road W River Pkwy 0 0.25 15904 Olmsted Rochester
Township Paradise La 0 0.249 17287 Carver None
Township 127th St S 0 0.399 11282 Washington None
Municipal Street 6th St S 0.23 0.31 18000 Hennepin Minneapolis
Municipal Street 6th St S 0.31 0.39 18000 Hennepin Minneapolis
Municipal Street 6th St S 0.39 0.67 18000 Hennepin Minneapolis
Municipal Street M-271 0 0.085 32000 Olmsted Rochester
Interstate I-35E 107.497 107.614 183520 Ramsey St. Paul