Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Roadway Data

Information about Minnesota's roads from the LRS and Roadway Characteristics database

traffic on a highway

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 913 13,219,723,719 0.7 22.0
US Hwy 3,226 9,848,737,042 2.3 16.4
MN Hwy 7,609 11,598,156,320 5.5 19.3
County State Aid 30,603 13,462,518,335 21.9 22.4
County Road 13,928 970,110,676 10.0 1.6
Municipal State Aid 3,657 4,918,637,486 2.6 8.2
Municipal Street 18,831 4,761,080,355 13.5 7.9
Township 55,052 1,119,654,045 39.5 1.9
Other 5,630 72,127,423 4.0 0.1

Trunk Highways (Interstate, US, and MN Hwy routes) contain only 9% 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 48% of the annual miles of vehicle travel. The Greater Minnesota counties contain 88% of the centerline mileage in the state and account for 52% of the annual miles of vehicle travel.

Stretches of roadway in Minnesota with the highest traffic volume

Route Type

Road Name

Begin Pt

End Pt

AADT

County

City

Interstate I-35W 15.194 15.33 216000 Hennepin Minneapolis
Interstate I-35W 13.848 15.194 204000 Hennepin Minneapolis
Interstate I-35E 107.418 107.622 197000 Ramsey St. Paul
US Hwy US 212 156.968 157.647 110000 Hennepin Eden Prairie
US Hwy US 10 234.702 236.336 106000 Hennepin Blaine
US Hwy US 169 125.969 126.356 105820 Hennepin Saint Louis Park
MN Hwy MN 100 6.391 7.751 136951 Hennepin Saint Louis Park
MN Hwy MN 100 4.797 5.976 116357 Hennepin Saint Louis Park
MN Hwy MN 100 5.976 6.391 115000 Hennepin Saint Louis Park
MN Hwy MN 62 140.063 140.518 114000 Hennepin Richfield
MN Hwy MN 62 142.079 143.13 111000 Hennepin Minneapolis
County State Aid CSAH 42 2.183 2.625 51000 Dakota Burnsville
County State Aid CSAH 42 1.728 2.183 50421 Dakota Burnsville
County State Aid Cedar Ave 19.438 20.698 49000 Dakota Apple Valley
Municipal State Aid Hennepin Ave S 1.811 2.176 32182 Hennepin Minneapolis
Municipal State Aid Prairie Center Dr 0.396 0.821 31577 Hennepin Eden Prairie
Municipal State Aid Weaver Lake Rd 2.964 3.069 31000 Hennepin Maple Grove
County Road 85th Ave NE 0.952 1.094 16399 Anoka Fridley/Blaine
County Road County Road 134 4.667 5.383 13786 Stearns Saint Cloud
Township 45th St SW 0.7 0.793 3400 Kandiyohi None
Township 170th St W 0 0.997 3350 Dakota None
Municipal Street 36th Ave N 0 0.119 20700 Hennepin Robbinsdale
Municipal Street 6th St S 0.237 0.674 18000 Hennepin Minneapolis
Municipal Street Lyndale Ave N 0 0.271 16600 Hennepin Minneapolis
Municipal Street Airport Rd 0 0.2 13600 Anoka Blaine