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June 7, 2021

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Public comment period for Hwy 13 improvements in Savage, Burnsville begins June 8

Public hearing set for June 28

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – Residents, business owners, motorists and anyone interested in Highway 13 between Dakota Avenue in Savage and Nicollet Avenue in Burnsville can provide comments on potential corridor improvements and reconstruction of the Dakota Avenue intersection beginning June 8.

The state and federal government require a detailed environmental assessment of both the Highway 13 corridor improvements and the reconstruction of the Dakota Avenue intersection. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has completed the environmental work for the project. The public has 30 days to review the environmental assessment and make comments that will be included in the final public record.

The Highway 13 Environmental Assessment documents the purpose and need; alternatives considered; and social, economic and environmental impacts for both the overall Highway 13 corridor and the Dakota Avenue intersection improvements, including minimization and mitigation efforts. The Highway 13 corridor encompasses the area between Quentin Avenue and Nicollet Avenue. Future improvements in the corridor will be identified as funding becomes available.

The Dakota Avenue intersection project includes construction between the Highway 13 and Highway 101 interchange and Quentin Avenue. Work includes constructing a new interchange at Highway 13 and Dakota Avenue, realigning and reconstructing portions of the southern frontage road and constructing a new northern frontage road that connects Dakota Avenue and Yosemite Avenue. The Dakota Avenue intersection project—the first funded project in the Highway 13 corridor—is scheduled to be constructed in 2022.

The Highway 13 Environmental Assessment is available for review on the Highway 13 project webpage and at the following locations beginning June 7:

  • Savage City Hall, 6000 McColl Drive, Savage, MN
  • Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway, Burnsville, MN
  • Scott County Library, 13090 Alabama Ave., Savage, MN

The 30-day public comment period is June 8 to July 8, 2021. Comments can be received through the following:

MnDOT is hosting a virtual public hearing to provide information on the environmental assessment, answer questions and offer an opportunity for public comment. The public also may provide written or verbal comments at the public hearing. To accommodate people who may not have internet access, an in-person meeting will be held at the same time and set up to share the virtual public hearing.

Virtual public hearing
Monday, June 28, 2021
5:30 to 7 p.m.

In-person meeting
McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center
13550 Dakota Ave. S, Savage

Advance registration is needed to attend the virtual public hearing:

The in-person meeting will be indoors and set up to allow for social distancing. Masks are strongly encouraged. Any changes to the MN Stay Safe Plan or federal guidance may require cancelling the in-person meeting option. If the in-person option is canceled, the public hearing will still occur in a virtual format only.

Those who are unable to attend the public hearing or would like more information should visit the project webpage: mndot.gov/metro/projects/hwy13savageburnsville.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota), 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You also may send an email to adarequest.dot@state.mn.us. Please request at least one week in advance.