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U.S. Highway 52

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United States Highway 52 is an unusual United States highway. While one might expect the route to be east-west as most even-numbered US Highways are, US 52 takes a northwest-southeast route.

Because of its unusual nature US 52 is signed east and west on some sections and north and south on others.

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Termini

The highway's northwestern terminus is at Portal, North Dakota on the Canadian border, where it continues as Saskatchewan Highway 39. The southeastern terminus of US 52 is in Charleston, South Carolina, somewhere near the intersection of Interstate 26 and U.S. Highway 17.

States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

Major cities

Major cities along the route include:

Intersections and Multiplexes

Along U.S. 52's route, there are many places where the route crosses an Interstate (intersection), and many places where U.S. 52 shares its route with an Interstate (multiplex).

Notes

  • Historically, U.S. 52 was routed along University Avenue between Minneapolis and St. Paul in Minnesota. In the 1980s and 1990s, the highway was gradually shifted onto its present route along Interstate 94, although for a few years up until about 1995, there was effectively a gap in the roadway as the precise route wasn't defined. Since then, it has been routed along the interstate between the Twin Cities.

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