old61 Historic U.S. 61: 375th Street Way, Florence Township

375th Street Way

Located In: Florence Township, Goodhue County.

Bypassed: 1953

Length: 0.59 miles

Also Marked As:


Until 1934

A service drive located on the east side of U.S. 61 just north of the Disabled American Veterans Rest Area was once part of the original paved highway between Lake City and Red Wing.


The road here was graded in 1924 and paved with concrete, 18 feet wide in 1925.

Bypass History

This short stretch was bypassed in 1953 as part of the reconstruction and modernization of the highway between Lake City and Red Wing.

Current Status

Although the old pavement appears to have been paved over, the old road is otherwise still intact. It now provides access to cabins and a marina.

Photo Tour - Photos from August, 2009.

Looking north at the south end of the service drive, with modern U.S. 61/U.S. 63 on the left. Not much to see here.

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