Highway 100 – Video of the southbound lanes before construction

January 12, 2015

I’ve put together a video of what it was like to drive the southbound lanes of Highway 100 in the fall of 2014, just before the impending removal of four historic bridges that mark what was once the first freeway in Minnesota. These bridges are being removed as part of a current construction project that […]


Historic Concrete Pavement on Old 61 Revealed!!

September 28, 2011

Jeff Wulke was kind enough to share the following photos of what is now Chisago County Road 30 (former MN 361, U.S. 61) between Rush City and Pine Creek, where crews have temporarily stripped away the asphalt to reveal the historic original concrete pavement from the 1920’s!! The concrete was poured back in 1927 as […]


Construction Season

April 16, 2009

MnDOT has recently  released the list of construction projects for this year. From the looks of it, its going to quite a headache getting around this summer.  You can take a look for yourself by following the link to MnDOT’s page here.  I suggest taking a look to see if any highways in your area are up […]


Tales of the Road

March 24, 2009

Hopefully you fellow road geeks out there were able to catch Cathy Wurzer’s new documentary on Highway 61, “Tales of the Road” on Monday Evening. If not, they’ll be replaying it this Saturday (March 28) at 8 PM. Its a must-see for anyone into highway history! For more info on the doc, check out the […]


Truncating State Highway 16

March 10, 2009

Update – 8/1/2009 – It turns out this information is false, Highway 16 is still signed between La Crescent and the Wisconsin State Line. It has come to my attention that State Highway 16 has been truncated at its junction with U.S. 61 and U.S. 14 in La Crescent. It had previously duplexed with these […]


Alternatives for the Hastings Bridge Replacement

March 5, 2009

MnDOT has released images of the three proposed designs for the replacement of the U.S. 61 bridge over the Mississippi River at Hastings. These include a single tied arch (similar in appearance to the old bridge), a dual box girder crossing (like the new 35W bridge in Minneapolis), and a single cable bridge. Although I […]


When finding old roads is a bad thing

March 4, 2009

I came across this little article on Boston.com about the state of Vermont ordering towns to claim their historic road right-of-ways, or lose public access to them. Looks like the state of Vermont has a problem on its hands. Perhaps they should have kept better track of right-of-ways? Now if only Minnesota needed someone to […]