Dakota County is working with the Minnesota Department of Transportation on bridge repairs and roadway improvements at County Road 42 and Interstate 35W in Burnsville.
Construction will include repairing the County Road 42 bridge deck, replacing bridge joints, repairing sidewalks, extending the eastbound County Road 42 turn lane west of Buck Hill Road and reconstructing the signal at Buck Hill Road/southbound I-35W ramp.
County Road 42 is a principal arterial roadway with an annual daily traffic volume of more than 50,000. A large amount of this traffic uses the I-35W east ramp to travel north from the Burnsville Regional Shopping Center area. This area experiences a number of traffic backups at the County Road 42 and I-35W west ramp/Buck Hill Road intersection.
The backups occur mostly in the left-most through lane, as motorists use this lane to access the double left turn lanes at the I-35W east ramp to go north on I-35W. These backups often extend into the Aldrich Avenue intersection, which results in safety and capacity issues. The project will extend the turn lane to reduce backups and improve the safety and capacity at the CR 42 and I-35W west ramp/Buck Hill Road and Aldrich Avenue intersections.
Start construction: April 17, 2017
Complete westbound detour: May 22, 2017
Complete eastbound detour: June 21, 2017
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To receive email updates for this project, email John Sass at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “CP 42-136 Updates” in the subject line.
The westbound County Road 42 bridge over I-35W is closed from April 17–May 22. Detours for the closure will be posted. Access to I-35W North from westbound 42 will remain open. Motorists should take County Road 11, I-35E North or I-35W North to access westbound County Road 42. Significant delays are expected on the detour route. See a detour map.
Sunday, April 23 and Monday, April 42 at 9 p.m. the I-35W south off-ramp will be restricted to two lanes to replace the signal loops.
Please don’t go around barriers into construction zones.
Schedule for April 21–29
- Mill bituminous surfaces.
- Remove and replace expansion joints.
- Remove and replace concrete slabs.
- Remove curb and gutter.
- Remove sidewalk.
- Remove concrete median.
- Remove overhead sign.
- Remove and replace signal and lighting systems.
Schedules are subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
Any questions or comments concerning this or any highway projects, email Dakota County Transportation Department or phone 952-891-7900.
Turnlane Extension Map
Burnsville Chamber of Commerce Presentation (Nov. 30, 2016)
County Road 42 & I-35W Newsletter (Jan. 26, 2017)
Project Presentation (Feb. 14. 2017)
County Road 42 & I-35W Newsletter (March 1, 2017)