Cliff Road/ I-35W Southbound Ramp Improvements

Project Overview

The Cliff Road at I-35W South Ramp Improvement Project is a city led project that reconstructs the existing thru-stop (T) intersection at the intersection of I-35W Southbound Ramp and Cliff Road W (CSAH 32) to a roundabout approximately 200’ south. The project extends Cliff Road W (CSAH 32) to provide improved access and mobility to the adjacent industrial area generating high volumes of freight and commuter traffic immediately adjacent to the I-35W corridor. The immediate need for this project is to remedy the existing inadequate sight lines and speed reduction distance for high speed traffic exiting the freeway, primarily heavy commercial trucks accessing the industrial area.

This city-led project is being completed in partnership with Dakota County and MnDOT. The total estimated project cost of the Cliff Road at I-35W South Ramp Improvement Project is $7 million dollars. The City has secured $2.6 million in funding from Regional Solicitation funds.

Project Schedule

Preliminary Design: October 2019 – July 2020

Final Design: August 2020 – October 2021

Right-of-Way Acquisition: May 2020 – May 2021

Construction: Summer 2022 (soils preparation expected to begin in fall of 2021)


Please contact Burnsville Public Works Director, Ryan Peterson, if you have questions regarding the project, or 952-895-4459.

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