Construction update for Fairview Ridges Hospital

Construction is underway at Fairview Ridges Hospital to add a 133,000-square-foot specialty care center and upgrade the existing hospital building.

On May 28, the city of Burnsville began construction on two new pedestrian crosswalks across Nicollet Boulevard.

The existing crosswalk temporarily moved from the east side to the west side of the intersection and traffic lanes will periodically close.

Construction of both crosswalks, including pedestrian-controlled rapid rectangular flashing beacons and in-ground spotlight devices, is expected to take four to five weeks.

The city of Burnsville approved a new traffic plan to alleviate construction-related traffic on Nicollet Boulevard and Fairview Drive. Construction trucks will now approach and leave the south side of the hospital via a new temporary entrance, and exit to Arthur Terrace.

An official groundbreaking ceremony will be held on the Fairview Ridges Hospital campus at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 9.