Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 14, 2019

Hwy 99 project nearly complete

MANKATO, Minn. — Crews are close to completing the construction on Hwy 99 from Hwy 13 to Hwy 21 and from St. Peter to Le Center. Weather permitting, the detour east of Hwy 13 could be removed by Friday, October 18.

The eight million dollar summer-long project covered an assortment of improvements for the traveling public with many of the tasks centered on improving safety. Work on Highway 99from the Minnesota River Bridge to Le Sueur County Road 38 included:

  • Resurfaced from MN River Bridge to railroad crossing
  • Added left turn lanes at County Road 15, 6th Street and the east entrance to gas station
  • Added left turn lane at Rabbit Road
  • Modified curb lane at southwest corner of Hwy 99 and Broadway in Cleveland
  • Added intersection lighting at Rabbit Road and County Road 49 in Cleveland
  • Replaced guardrail
  • Realigned sidewalk/trail in Cleveland and installed ADA ramps on 6th Street in Cleveland
  • Replaced and extended large culvert in Cleveland (required brief detour)

On the closed section of Hwy 99 from Hwy 13 to Hwy 21 accomplishments included:

  • Resurfaced 8 miles
  • Added right turn lanes at County Road 3
  • Removed or updated guardrail 
  • Paved park and ride east of Hwy 13
  • Added intersection lighting at County Road 3
  • Replaced culverts

More information at mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy99.

Mathiowetz Construction Company of Sleepy Eye was awarded the project with a bid of $8,235,082.

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