Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 13

Savage, Burnsville

About this evaluation

Hwy 13 in Savage and Burnsville project location map

Hwy 13 study location map.

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We are evaluating Hwy 13 between Hwy 169 in Savage and Nicollet Ave. in Burnsville for future improvements. This evaluation project will help us:

  • Better understand the needs and opportunities of the corridor
  • Develop new alternatives for Hwy 13
  • Reach consensus on a long-term vision for improvements

The first construction focus area will be improving safety and freight access to the Ports of Savage at Dakota Ave. and Yosemite Ave.

Corridor needs

We have identified the following Hwy 13 corridor needs:

  • Hwy 13 exceeds its traffic capacity resulting in traffic congestion and delays
  • Several intersections along Hwy 13 have higher than average vehicle crashes
  • Hwy 13 is not efficient or safe for trucks
  • People who walk or bike cannot move freely and safely in the corridor

What we have heard from the community

In 2020, we collected feedback from people who live, work and drive in and around Hwy 13 on what improvements are needed:

  • Better traffic flow and drive time
  • Less congestion and fewer traffic delays
  • Improved sidewalks, trails and pedestrian crossings
  • Better access to/from local streets/frontage roads and Hwy 13
  • Better truck access to the Ports of Savage especially in the Dakota Ave. intersection area