Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Highway 13

Savage, Burnsville

Environmental Assessment

We have completed an Environmental Assessment report for:

  • The Hwy 13 corridor improvements between Dakota Ave. in Savage and Nicollet Ave. in Burnsville
  • The reconstruction of the Dakota Ave. intersection

This environmental process provides an overview and assessment of the impacts within both areas.

The environmental report is part of the environmental review process. It outlines the project’s:

  • Purpose and need
  • Alternatives considered
  • Social, economic and environmental impacts
  • Minimization and mitigation efforts

The Dakota Ave. intersection improvements will be the first construction project in this corridor. Work at this intersection is scheduled to begin in 2022.

The Environmental Assessment was provided for review and public comment between June 8 and July 8, 2021. Project staff are in the process of reviewing stakeholder and public comments to the Environmental Assessment. The responses to comments and a decision from the federal government on a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was issued in October 2021.

View the Environmental Assessment

Environmental Assessment: Hwy 13 Savage to Burnsville and Dakota Ave. Improvements (11,274 KB PDF)

Environmental Assessment: Hwy 13 Appendices (306,548 KB ZIP)

View the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Finding of No Significant Impact and Section 4(f) De Minimis Determination: Hwy 13 Savage to Burnsville and Dakota Ave. Improvements (33,949 KB PDF)

If you need the Environmental Assessment and appendices or the FONSI in an alternative format, please contact Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us.