This collection contains various publications related to the development of highways in Minnesota, as well as the Registered Minnesota Auto Trails.

West Central Minnesota Expressway Corridor Selection Study: Final Report

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1970-12
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This report presents findings and conclusions from a Minnesota Highway Department study to determine the best corridor for an expressway extending westward from the Twin Cities metropolitan area to serve west-central Minnesota. The study evaluates the relative desirability of four alternative corridor locations for such an expressway., These corridors roughly parallel existing TH 121 7, 212 and 19.

T.O.P.I.C.S. plan and report for Rochester, Minnesota

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1972-03
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This document constitutes the areawide TOPICS Plan for the City of Rochester, Minnesota, which has been developed under the Federal program called, "Urban Traffic Operations Program to Increase Capacity and Safety (TOPICS)." The report has been prepared in accordance with the Federal Highway Administration's Policy and Procedure Memorandum 21-18, dated May 13, 1971, which governs the expenditure of Federal Aid highway funds for the TOPICS Program.

The Economic Effects of Interstate 94 on Trunk Highway 10 Communities between Moorhead and St. Cloud

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Date Created
1972-10
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This report asks the question, "What happens to a series of communities along a high-type blacktop and concrete roadway when a new highway is constructed in a nearly parallel location?" Previous economic impact studies by the Minnesota Department of Highways have asked the same question numerous times. However, they have concentrated efforts on one or more towns that have been bypassed. This study analyzes several communities along Trunk Highway 10 in west central Minnesota to determine if there have been any obvious signs of either growth or stagnation since Interstate Highway 94 was completed.