The detour for Highway 99 at Cleveland will be removed by the end of today, August 20.  Construction crews were able to complete the installation of a large box culvert at Cherry Creek considerably ahead of schedule, but a number of other improvements along Highway 99 remain.

Remaining work in Cleveland includes realigning the Highway 99 intersection with Broadway for improved safety, adding curb and gutter and seeding and landscaping.  Highway 99 will also be seal-coated in the Cleveland area before the project is complete.

Near St. Peter work has begun to add a left turn lane at the Rabbit Road and in early September, Highway 99 from the Minnesota River Bridge to the railroad crossing will be resurfaced.

Motorists are advised to continue to drive with caution through the work zones and watch for workers, equipment and traffic control.

Highway 99 from Highway 13 to Highway 21 in Rice County remains detoured to Highway 13 and Highway 21 until completion in October.  The culverts and the pavement recycling is complete and mainline final paving has begun.  Remaining work includes installing guardrail, seeding, landscaping and striping.

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.