Minnesota State Highway 76

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Trunk Highway 76 marker

Trunk Highway 76
MN 76 highlighted in red
Route information
Defined by MS § 161.115(7)
Maintained by MnDOT
Length36.767 mi[1] (59.171 km)
Existed1933–present
Major junctions
South end Iowa 76 at the Iowa state line
 
North endI-90.svg I-90, CR 12
at Pleasant Hill Township
Location
CountiesHouston, Winona
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
US 75MN 77

Minnesota State Highway 76 (MN 76) is a highway in southeast Minnesota, which runs from Iowa Highway 76 at the Iowa state line (near Eitzen), and continues north to its northern terminus at its interchange with Interstate Highway 90 in Pleasant Hill Township near Winona.

Highway 76 is 37 miles (60 km) in length.

Route description[edit]

Highway 76 serves as a north–south route in southeast Minnesota between Caledonia, Houston, and Interstate 90.

The route passes through the Richard J. Dorer State Forest.

Beaver Creek Valley State Park is located 4 miles west of the junction of Highway 76 and Houston County Road 1 at Caledonia. The park entrance is located on County Road 1.[2]

Highway 76 parallels State Highway 26 and State Highway 43 throughout its route.

The route is legally defined as Legislative Route 76 in the Minnesota Statutes.[3]

History[edit]

Highway 76 was authorized in 1933.[4]

By 1953, only the section in Houston County was paved. All of Highway 76 was paved by 1963.[4]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
HoustonWinnebago Township0.0000.000 Iowa 76 south – WaukonContinuation into Iowa
Caledonia Township7.83012.601 MN 44 west – Spring GroveSouth end of MN 44 overlap
Caledonia10.94917.621 MN 44 east – HokahNorth end of MN 44 overlap
Houston Township22.17035.679 MN 16 east – HokahEast end of MN 16 overlap
Houston23.03937.078 MN 16 west – RushfordWest end of MN 16 overlap
WinonaPleasant Hill Township36.69159.048 I-90 – La Crosse, AustinInterchange
36.76759.171 CR 12
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Minnesota Department of Transportation (August 14, 2014). "Statewide Trunk Logpoint Listing" (PDF). St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Transportation. Retrieved November 14, 2015.
  2. ^ Minnesota DNR website for Beaver Creek Valley State Park - Link
  3. ^ "161.115, Additional Trunk Highways". Minnesota Statutes. Office of the Revisor of Statutes, State of Minnesota. 2010. Retrieved November 1, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Riner, Steve. "Details of routes 76–100". The Unofficial Minnesota Highways Page. Self-published. Retrieved November 1, 2010.[self-published source]