Minnesota’s Officially Named Highways

October 15, 2016 at 3:12 am | Posted in Highway Signs | Leave a comment

These are the officially named highways in Minnesota, per Minnesota Statutes 161.14 Names and Designations of Certain Highways. Originally Mn/DOT was required to erect signs to mark these highways, in later years despite the statute they required funds for the erection and maintenance of the signs to come from local sources, and the law was finally amended to codify that. Generally the markers are white text on a green sign unless the highway is also a scenic byway; many of the older ones are unmarked as even the locals can’t remember who the person it was names after was, much less have the initiative to pay for signs.

Capital Highway


Colville Memorial Highway


Floyd B Olson Memorial Highway

Floyd B. Olson Memorial Highway Sign


Theodore Christenson Drive


P.H McGarry Memorial Drive


Veterans Evergreen Memorial Drive (Also a Scenic Byway)

Veteran's Evergreen Memorial Scenic Drive Sign


Yellowstone Trail


Sioux Trail


Arthur V Rowheder Highway


Hiawatha Pioneer Trail A marker you’d never mind in today’s politically correct climate, the Hiawatha Pioneer Trail was a 1960s effort to promote tourism by the American Petroleum institute (yes, really, if you’re driving around you’re buying more of their fine products). It meandered all over Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Not surprisingly people didn’t want to drive aimlessly over what is primarily boring farm country, and it never really was a success. This sign at US 10 and 61 and an almost illegible one on west 7th were the last ones I’ve spotted in Minnesota; they’ve lasted a bit longer in Iowa.

Hiawath Pioneer Trial Sign


Blue Star Memorial Highway


John A Johnson Memorial Highway


Glacial Ridge Trail (Also a Scenic Byway)

Glacial Ridge Trail Sign


Eisenhower Memorial Bridge


Hiawatha-Appleblossom Scenic Drive

Hiawatha-Appleblossom Scenic Drive Sign


Voyageur Highway

Voyageurs Highway Sign


Viking Trail

Viking Trail Sign

(Bad Picture)


Veterans Memorial Bridge


George Mann Memorial Highway


Olof Hanson Drive

Olof Hanson Drive


American Veterans Memorial Highway

American Veterans Memorial Highway Sign


Moberg Trail


Paul Bunyan Expressway


Disabled American Veterans Highway and Rest Area


BE Grottum Memorial Highway

B.E. Grottum Memorial Highway Sign


Wally Nelson Highway


Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Highway


Minnesota Veterans Memorial Highway


Bridge of Hope Named in the hope that Jacob Wetterling would be found. Also the first to be specified that local funds needed to be the funding source for the signs

Bridge of Hope Sign


Betty Adkins Bridge


POW / MIA Memorial Highway

POW / MIA Memorial Highway Sign


Veterans Memorial Highway (I)

Veteran's Memorial Highway Sign


Amish Buggy Byway


Czech Heritage Highway

Czech Heritage Highway


Victory Drive


Veterans Memorial Highway (II)


Dale Wayrynen Memorial Highway


Augie Mueller Memorial Highway

Augie Mueller Memorial Highway Sign


Don Rickers Memorial Highway

named-don


Ruby L. Hughes Blvd


State Trooper Timothy J. Bowe Memorial Highway


Otter Tail Veterans Memorial Drive


C. Elmer Anderson Memorial Highway

C Elmer Anderson Memorial Highway


34th Infantry (Red Bull) Division Highway

Red Bull Highway Sign


Richard J. Mathiowetz Memorial Highway


Old St. Anne’s Pass


State Trooper Theodore “Ted” Foss Memorial Highway


King of Trails

King of Trails HIghway Sign


Bradley Waage “Brainerd Brad” Memorial Bridge


Veterans Memorial Bridge


Purple Heart Memorial Highway

Purple Heart Memorial Highway Sign


Biauswah Bridge


POW / MIA Memorial Highway (II)


Shawn Silvera Memorial Highway


Purple Heart Trail

Purple Heart Trail Sign


Dallas Sams Memorial Highway


Walter F. Mondale Drive


Jim Oberstar Causeway


Mayor William “Bill” Sandberg Memorial Bridge


Clearwater County Veterans Memorial Highway


Speaker Irvin M. Anderson Memorial Highway


Corporal Jonathan Benson Memorial Highway


Veterans Memorial Bridge


Veterans Memorial Highway (III)


Becker County Veterans Memorial Highway


Granite City Crossing


Veterans Memorial Highway


Black and Yellow Trail

Black and Yellow Trail Sign


Ariane Celeste Macnamara Memorial Bridge


Deputy John W. Liebenstein Memorial Highway


Officer Tom Decker Memorial Highway


Officer Richard Crittenden, Sr Memorial Highway


Nicholas Patrick Spehar Memorial Highway


Michael Duane Clickner Memorial Bridge


Old Cedar Avenue Bridge


Trooper Glen Skalman Memorial Highway


Sergeant Joseph Bergeron Memorial Highway


Officer Scott Patrick Memorial Highway


Patrol Officer Michael Alan Hogan Memorial Highway


Staff Sergeant Kevin Witte Memorial Highway


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