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Minnesota State Highway 9

State Highway 9 or Trunk Highway 9 (MN 9, TH 9) is a state highway in west-central and northwest Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with MN 23 in New London and continues west and then north to its northern terminus at its intersection with US Highway 2 (US 2) in Fairfax Township near Crookston. This highway has two distinct segments, a north–south section and an east–west section, connected by US 75 between Doran and Breckenridge. MN 9 is about 226 miles (364 km) in length.

Trunk Highway 9 marker

Trunk Highway 9
Route information
Maintained by MnDOT
Length 225.945 mi[1] (363.623 km)
Existed 1933 – present
Major junctions
East end MN 23 in New London
 

US 71 near New London
US 12 / MN 29 at Benson
US 59 / MN 28 at Morris
MN 27 at Herman
MN 55 near Tintah, Nashua
US 75 at Doran
US 75 / MN 210 at Breckenridge
I-94 / MN 34 at Barnesville
US 10 near Glyndon

MN 200 at Ada
North end US 2 in Fairfax Township,
near Crookston
Location
Counties Kandiyohi, Swift, Pope, Stevens, Grant, Traverse, Wilkin, Clay, Norman, Polk
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
US 8US 10

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Route descriptionEdit

MN 9 serves as a north–south and east–west route between New London, Benson, Morris, Breckenridge, Barnesville, Ada, and Crookston in west-central and northwest Minnesota.

Monson Lake State Park is located west of Sunburg and west of the junction of  9 and MN 104. The park entrance is located off MN 9 via County Road 95 (CR 95).[2] A portion of the route passes through the Red River Valley region in northwest Minnesota.

East–west sectionEdit

The eastern terminus for MN 9 is its intersection with MN 23 in New London in west-central Minnesota. The western terminus for the route is its intersection with US 75 in Doran.

North–south sectionEdit

The southern terminus for MN 9 is its second intersection with US 75, immediately north of Breckenridge. The northern terminus for the route is its intersection with US 2 in Fairfax Township, immediately east of Crookston in northwest Minnesota.

HistoryEdit

MN 9 was authorized in 1933. At this time, it ran from US 12 in Benson northwest to US 75 at Doran.[3][4] The last section of the original MN 9 to be paved was the section between Nashua and Norcross, which was paved in 1952.[5][6] In the mid-1950s, when US 75 between Ada and Crookston was rerouted to another roadway, the MN 9 designation was extended along the former MN 82 from Breckenridge to Ada and along the former route of US 75 to its current northern terminus.[7][8] This extended segment of the highway was completely paved in 1959; the last section completed was between Barnesville and US 10.[9][10] In 1961, MN 9 was extended again, replacing MN 17 from Benson to New London.[11][12]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
KandiyohiNew London0.0000.000  MN 23 – Paynesville, Spicer, Willmar
Burbank Township5.2698.480  US 71 – Willmar, Belgrade
KandiyohiSwift
county line
17.64828.402  MN 104 – Glenwood
SwiftBenson35.79157.600  US 12 – De Graff, WillmarEast end of US 12 concurrency
35.86157.713  US 12 – Danvers, Ortonville
  MN 29 – Minn 40, Montevideo
West end of US 12 concurrency
Pope
No major junctions
StevensMorris59.07395.069  US 59 – Elbow Lake, Appleton
60.43197.254  MN 28 – Alberta, Chokio, GracevilleSouth end of MN 28 concurrency
60.93998.072  MN 28 – Glenwood, Elbow LakeNorth end of MN 28 concurrency
GrantHerman79.565128.047  MN 27 – Hoffman, Alexandria, Wheaton
Traverse
No major junctions
WilkinChampion Township98.031157.766  MN 55 – Nashua, Fairmount
Brandrup Township110.855178.404  US 75 – WheatonSouth end of US 75 concurrency
Breckenridge119.401192.157  US 75 – Moorhead
  MN 210 – Wahpeton
North end of US 75 concurrency; west end of MN 210 concurrency
Connelly Township119.820192.832  MN 210 – Fergus FallsEast end of MN 210 concurrency
ClayBarnesville147.527237.422  MN 34 – Detroit Lakes
Barnesville Township148.808239.483  I-94 – Fergus Falls, Moorhead
Riverton Township163.769–
163.784
263.561–
263.585
  US 10 – Detroit Lakes, Moorhead
NormanAda192.995310.595  MN 200 – Mahnomen, U.S. Route 75
PolkFairfax Township224.834361.835  MN 102 – Fertile, Crookston
225.811363.408  US 2 – Bagley, Crookston
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Staff (February 2, 2012). "Statewide Logpoint Listing" (PDF). Minnesota Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 14, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  2. ^ Staff. "Monson Lake State Park". Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  3. ^ Map of Trunk Highway System (Map). Minnesota Highway Department. April 1, 1933. § B13–D16. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  4. ^ Map of Trunk Highway System (Map). Minnesota Highway Department. May 1, 1934. § B13–D16. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  5. ^ Official Road Map of Minnesota Showing the State Highway System and Main Secondary Roads (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1952. § C12–C13. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  6. ^ Official Road Map of Minnesota Showing the State Highway System and Main Secondary Roads (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1953. § C12–C13. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  7. ^ Official Road Map of Minnesota Showing the State Highway System and Main Secondary Roads (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1954. § C6–B11. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  8. ^ Official Road Map of Minnesota Showing the State Highway System and Main Secondary Roads (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1956. § C6–B11. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  9. ^ Official Road Map Showing the State Highway System and Main Secondary Roads of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1959. § C6–B11. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  10. ^ Official Road Map Showing the State Highway System and Main Secondary Roads of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1959. § C6–B11. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  11. ^ Official Road Map Showing the State Highway System and Main Secondary Roads of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1961. § D14–F14. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
  12. ^ Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by H.M. Gousha. Minnesota Department of Highways. 1962. § D14–F14. Retrieved April 26, 2012.

External linksEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  • MN 9 at The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page