Crews are closing in on the Highway 99 paving project. The road work spans along 99 from Highway 13 to Highway 21. Unfortunately, there is still more work that has to be completed before the road will open back up. MnDOT announced today, Wednesday, that the detour will stay in place until early October.

According to a press release, the paving is nearly complete, Highway 99 east of Highway 13 remains closed to all except local traffic (those who reside or are doing business along the route). Crews will continue to work on the road's shoulders, rumble strips, and striping. Customers can access the Montgomery Apple Orchard on Highway 99 from Highway 13.

MnDOT reminds motorists that it is illegal to drive around a road closed barricade and individuals can be charged with a misdemeanor with up to 90 days in jail and/or $1,000 fine.

The detour for Highway 99 at Cleveland was removed August 20, however, work continues on that stretch of roadway as well. Motorists are advised to continue to drive with caution through the work zones and watch for workers, equipment and traffic control.

 

More information and the detour map for Highway 99 between Highway 13 and Highway 21 can be found at mndot.gov/d7/projects/hwy99.