Burnsville open for business during road construction

To the editor:

Yes, Burnsville has a big construction project this summer, and yes, people can still get to where they are going throughout the project. Burnsville is home to more than 2,500 successful businesses. These businesses provide the economic engine for our community and we want to continue to support them and help them thrive.

Burnsville will be open for business throughout the County Road 42 Bridge reconstruction project.

From April 17 through May 22 the westbound lanes of County Road 42 at I-35W will be closed.

From May 22 through June 21 the eastbound lanes of County Road 42 at I-35W will be closed.

These closures are going to be challenging for our community and for everyone who comes here to visit, work, shop, stay and play, however we don’t want people to stay away. Our businesses are here to serve and there are many alternate routes to get where motorists are going.

As a business community we are looking forward to the improved traffic flow and much needed repairs to the County Road 42 bridge. This is an important project and we appreciate the investment in our infrastructure.

The city of Burnsville, Dakota County and Minnesota Department of Transportation have worked diligently to streamline this project and minimize the cost and impact on our community. The city of Burnsville will be waiving enforcement of its sign ordinance for businesses in the construction impact zone. Those with businesses in the area should check out a map on the city or chamber website to see if they are eligible for increased signage on a property during the project.

Please plan alternate routes, (visit Burnsvillechamber.com for links to project information and alternate routes) be patient, and continue to patronize our Burnsville businesses throughout this project.

Burnsville Chamber president

Bob Stowell
2017 Burnsville Chamber Board Chair
Firefly Credit Union