Highway 99 project nearly complete

The detours on Highway 99, east of Highway 13, may come down by Friday. (Wade Young photo)

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

The $8 million, summer-long project covered an assortment of improvements for the traveling public with many of the tasks centered on improving safety. Work on Highway 99 from 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 Highway 99 and Broadway in Cleveland

- Added intersection lighting at Rabbit Road and County Road 49 in Cleveland

- Replaced guardrail

- Realigned sidewalk/trail in.....

To see more on this story pick up the October 17, 2019 print editions of the Life, Enterprise or Messenger papers. 


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