The MN Department of Highways built a 66-mile ‘Belt Line’ loop around the Twin Cities, completed in 1950. It played a key role in the post-World War II economic development and growth pattern of the Twin Cities.
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- The original Highway 100, which was built between 1934 and 1941 along 12.5 miles between Highway 5 (78th Street) in Edina and Highway 52 (now Highway 81) in Robbinsdale;
- The present Highway 100, which runs from I-494 to I-694; or
- The “Belt Line,” which was a precursor to the present 494/694 circle around the Twin Cities. This Belt Line, of which the Original and Present Highways 100 were a part of, existed from 1950 to 1965.