Minnesota State Highway 99

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Trunk Highway 99 marker

Trunk Highway 99
Route information
Maintained by Mn/DOT
Length: 40.827 mi (65.705 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 14.svg U.S. 14 near Nicollet
  MN-111.svg MN 111 at Nicollet
US 169 (MN).svg MN-22.svg U.S. 169 / MN 22 at St. Peter
MN-112.svg MN 112 at Le Center
MN-13.svg MN 13 at Montgomery Township
East end: MN-21.svg MN 21 at Erin Township
Location
Counties: Nicollet, Le Sueur, Rice
Highway system
  • Minnesota Trunk Highways
MN 97 MN 100

Minnesota State Highway 99 (MN 99) is a highway in south-central Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with U.S. Highway 14 in Nicollet and continues east to its eastern terminus at its intersection with State Highway 21 in Erin Township, near the city of Faribault.

Highway 99 is 41 miles (66 km) in length and passes through the cities of St. Peter and Le Center.

Route description[edit]

MN 99 concurrent with US 169 and MN 22 in Saint Peter

Highway 99 serves as an east–west route in south-central Minnesota between Nicollet, St. Peter, Cleveland, Le Center, and Faribault.

The route is also known as 3rd Street in the town of Nicollet.

Highway 99 follows Minnesota Avenue for 16 blocks in the city of St. Peter. The route is concurrent with U.S. Highway 169 and State Highway 22 throughout this length.

The route crosses the Minnesota River at St. Peter.

The Broadway Bridge carries Highway 99 over the Minnesota River at St. Peter.

Highway 99 is also known as Derrynane Street in the city of Le Center.

History[edit]

Highway 99 was authorized on April 22, 1933.[1] It was posted in 1934 and included parts of what were previously State Highways 7 and 21. It was paved between Nicollet and Le Center at this time.[2] The section between Le Center and Highway 13 was paved in 1939,[3][4] and the last section between Highway 13 and Highway 21 was paved in 1952.[5][6]

Until the mid-1950s, Highway 99 turned directly north at Cleveland along what is now County Road 15 to intersect Highway 112. A shortcut heading northeast to Le Center was begun in 1953[7] and completed by 1956.[8]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Nicollet Nicollet 0.000 0.000 US 14 – Mankato, New Ulm
0.520 0.837 MN 111 (Main Street) – Gaylord
St. Peter 11.721 18.863 MN 333
12.337 19.854 US 169 south – Mankato South end of US 169 overlap
MN 22 – Mankato Regional Airport South end of MN 22 overlap
13.376 21.527 US 169 north / MN 22 north – Le Sueur North end of US 169 / MN 22 overlap
Minnesota River 13.414–
13.494
21.588–
21.716
Broadway Bridge
Le Sueur Lexington Township 25.393 40.866 MN 112 west – Le Sueur
Montgomery Township 32.579 52.431 MN 13 – New Prague, Waterville
Rice Erin Township 40.618 65.368 MN 21 – Faribault, Montgomery
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chapter 440-H.F. No. 2000, Section 1", Session Laws of the State of Minnesota, Forty-Eighth Session, Mike Holm, Secretary of State, pp. 881–897. 
  2. ^ 1934 Map of Trunk Highway System, State of Minnesota (Map). Minnesota Highway Department. May 1, 1934. § J20-K20. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ 1939 Map of Minnesota Trunk Highway System (Map). Minnesota Highway Department. January 1, 1939. § K20. 
  4. ^ 1940 Map of Minnesota Trunk Highway System (Map). Minnesota Highway Department. January 1, 1940. § K20. 
  5. ^ 1952 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Company. Minnesota Highway Department. January 1, 1952. § J17-K17. 
  6. ^ 1953 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Company. Minnesota Highway Department. January 1, 1953. § J17-K17. 
  7. ^ 1954 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Company. Minnesota Highway Department. January 1, 1954. § J17. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  8. ^ 1956 Official Road Map of Minnesota (Map). Cartography by The H.M. Gousha Company. Minnesota Highway Department. 1956. § J17. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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