Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

July 9, 2019

Hwy 99 construction expands to work in Cleveland

Detour expected in late July

MANKATO, Minn. – Work on Highway 99 in Cleveland will increase next week (July 15) with a few minor impacts to traffic.   The construction project, which includes work on Highway 99 in LeSueur and Rice Counties has been underway since May 20.

Highway 99 motorists can expect a short detour through Cleveland at the end of July to allow crews to replace a large box culvert at Cherry Creek. The detour for work in Cleveland includes Broadway and 6th Street.

Local traffic is also advised that Highway 99 in Cleveland will have intermittent right turn lane and shoulder closures prior to the detour. For access to County Road 15 and Cleveland businesses, westbound Highway 99 traffic can use Dodd Road and eastbound Highway 99 traffic can use Broadway in Cleveland.

The Highway 99 project from St. Peter to Le Center includes new turn lanes, box culvert replacement in Cleveland, replacing guardrail, adding lighting and improving drainage as well as some sidewalk work.

Highway 99 from Highway 13 to Highway 21 in Rice County includes resurfacing, drainage and safety improvements.  Traffic on that section has been detoured to Highway 13 and Highway 21 since May 20 and will remain in place until project completion in October.

More detailed information and detour maps for both sections can be found at www.dot.state.mn.us/d7/projects/hwy99/.

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

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org