State Route 100 in Minnesota
State Route 100 or SR-100 is a state route in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The road forms a north-south connection west of Minneapolis through the various suburbs. Most of the 24 km route is a highway.
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The road begins at a large office park in Bloomington, a southern suburb of Minneapolis. One then crosses the Interstate 494 ring road and then runs through Edina with 2×3 lanes. One then crosses SR-62, the east-west highway to the Minneapolis airport. After that, 2×3 lanes will be available in St. Louis Park. One then crosses Interstate 394, the western highway to downtown Minneapolis. The highway will then run in 2×3 lanes through the suburbs of Golden Valley and Crystal. In Brooklyn Center, the road ends at Interstate 94 which is double -numbered with Interstate 694, the northerncity ring road.
The road was once intended as a ring road around Minneapolis/St. Paul but has become a north-south highway. The first grade-separated intersections appeared in St. Louis Park and Golden Valley in the early 1960s, making State Route 100 one of the oldest highways in the Twin Cities. At the end of the 1970s, the entire route was multi-lane, but there were still traffic lights here and there. In 2005, the last stretches north of I-394 were converted to highway. This makes the SR-100 a 2×3 highway over its entire length.
During the 1980s, SR-100 was also numbered US 169 for a time, in phases to gradually move US 169 eastward on the north-south axes. Today, US 169 runs one freeway west, between SR-100 and I-494 through the western suburbs of Minneapolis.
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The intensities range from 59,000 in Bloomington to 100,000 in Edina. There are 105,000 vehicles per day in St. Louis Park. There are 85,000 vehicles north of I-394, and SR-100 is one of the few highways on the south/west side of Minneapolis where sufficient capacity is available.
State Route 101 in Minnesota
State Route 101 is a state route and partial freeway in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The road is in two parts on the west side of the Minneapolis metropolitan area. The road runs from Shakopee to Chanhassen and from Rogers to Elk River, with a combined length of 23 kilometers.
State Route 101 begins at the Shakopee Bridge that spans the Minnesota River and also forms the border between Scott County and Carver County. Directly south of the bridge is the fairly large suburb of Shakopee. The road heads north through the suburb of Chanhassen, with mostly 2×2 lanes with intersections. At the center of Chanhassen, the southern part ends at US 212.
The northern section begins 39 kilometers as the crow flies in the distant suburb of Rogers, at a junction with Interstate 94. From here, State Route 101 is practically a freeway, but has two more intersections with traffic lights, although there is an overpass for traffic from Minneapolis to Elk River over the first intersection. The highway has 2×2 lanes and has various grade-separated connections, including a DDI and some SPUIs. The Mississippi River is crossed via the Betty Adkins Bridge, after which State Route 101 ends at a junction with US 10 and US 169 in Elk River.
State Route 101 was added to the network of state highways in Minnesota in 1933 and has always passed through the current north-south corridor, although at the time it was far outside the city of Minneapolis. In 1988 and 1997, most of the road was handed over to the counties, but has kept the number 101, but since then as a county road.
In 1967, the Betty Adkins Bridge opened over the Mississippi River at Elk River. This was a two-lane bridge at the time. A second span was built next to it in 1993. The current Shakopee Bridge at Shakopee opened to four-lane traffic in 1993. The section through Chanhassen was widened to 4 lanes in 2014.
In the early 1990s, the northern portion of State Route 101 was a single-lane road through the meadows. Only the suburb of Otsego then existed along the road. In the 1990s, the area began to be suburbanized, with new residential areas and industrial estates. The road was then doubled to 2×2 lanes, but had traffic lights everywhere. In 2008, the Wright County section was upgraded to a freeway by creating grade-separated intersections. In 2011-2012, an overpass was constructed over Diamond Lake Road from I-94 from Minneapolis. Traffic in the other directions to I-94 will still go through traffic lights. In 2014, a grade-separated interchange was built with 141st Avenue, directly as a diverging diamond interchange. The intersection with 147th Avenue was originally a right in, right outconnection, but was temporarily equipped with traffic lights during the construction of the DDI because 141st Avenue was completely closed at the time.