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Special assessments for the project were approved by the City Council at their meeting on September 8, 2015.  Assessment costs and payment information is available in the letters sent on August 20, 2015.  Property owners wishing to pay their special assessments in-full for the street work are reminded that payment is due no later than Friday, October 30, 2015.  Questions regarding assessment payoff amounts may be directed to Molly Stone at 952-895-4495, or .    

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August 28, 2015

Notification of the Public Hearing for this project was sent on August 20 to all property owners with proposed final assessments to the property owner address on file with Dakota County.  The assessment value for each property has been noted in that letter.  The Public Hearing is on September 8, 2015 at 6:30 PM at Burnsville City Hall. 

August 20, 2015


Over the next two to three weeks, crews will be re-grading and re-seeding a large portion of the previously disturbed areas in the boulevards throughout the project area.  Crews will be installing a mulch-like tackifier that will help stabilize the soil and allow better seed germination.  Once restored, property owners are encouraged to water these areas to enhance seed growth.  

Crews will also be working to address a drainage issue at Parkwood Drive and 134th Street.  Crews will be removing and replacing some pavement to allow cross-road drainage at the intersection.  This work may require a temporary road closure at the intersection.  Local traffic will be encouraged to use Heather Hills Drive or McAndrews Road to access while work occurs at 134th St.  Specifics regarding the dates of this work will be posted on this website ahead of any road closure.  

July 16, 2015

Work in the Parkwood Drive area is substantially complete.  I has been determined that crews will be returning to address additional turf restoration issues by replacing topsoil where needed, placing new seed, and placing a more robust seed tackifier and soil stabilizer.  A schedule for this work has not been determined as of yet.

The City of Burnsville and McNamara Contracting thank you for your patience and cooperation as we have worked to bring you improved streets and utility infrastructure.  Property owners who have any residual concerns or questions regarding the work on the project are encouraged to contact the project inspector, Brad Mikiska (
952-356-4506) or the project manager, Brian Connolly (952-895-4457). 

July 8, 2015


Due to the rain on Monday, and coordination with garbage trucks and other items on Tuesday, crews were forced to postpone paving work until Thursday, July 9th.  Crews will begin by paving Fellowship Lane and Parkwood Lane, and finish up paving Parkwood Drive.  Crews anticipate completing work all on Thursday.  Residents should not park on the street until crews have completed paving of the entire roadway.  

The Contractor and City staff are aware that the majority of the turf restoration areas within the project have not seen adequate (or any) seed germination.  We have been working with the seed supplier and landscape contractor to review options for re-seeding later this summer or early fall with a more robust soil stabilizer that will provide a better product that will germinate and establish quicker.  

July 2, 2015

Crews are beginning work to raise utility castings within the street areas of Parkwood Lane and Parkwood Drive.  Local residents are encouraged to drive slowly and cautiously as this work is very labor intensive and occupies a large area of the roadway.  This work should continue through Monday, July 6th.

June 25, 2015

Crews are completing grading work along Parkwood Drive and Parkwood Lane in advance of paving work.  Paving is anticipated to begin on Saturday, June 27th, with the base layer paving on Parkwood Drive.  Following that work, paving of the base layer on Parkwood Lane and the second layer of asphalt on Parkwood Drive will occur, likely starting on June 29th. 

Beginning the week of June 29th, crews will start raising utility structure castings in the roadways in all areas.  Crews are also anticipating patching driveways that week.  

June 18, 2015


Crews have completed reclaiming the pavement on Parkwood Drive and Parkwood Lane.  Starting today, crews will start removing the top 3”-5” of reclaimed material and begin grading work for the pavement placement.  Paving of the first layer of asphalt is anticipated to occur during the mid-week of June 22nd.  

June 11, 2015


Crews have completed backfilling curb and placing topsoil, seed, and a mostly clear seed tackifier.  While the contractor will apply water to the seed initially and periodically over the next month, individual property owners will be primarily responsible for maintaining and watering seed.  Property owners should water seed at least once per day.  The best time to water seed is in the early morning and/or late evening.   

Starting on Friday, June 12, crews will begin the process of pavement reclamation along Parkwood Drive and Parkwood Lane.  Pavement reclamation involves grinding the existing pavement and aggregate base and re-compacting it in-place for use as the new road subgrade.  This work will occur over a 3-4 day period, and work is anticipated to occur on Saturday, June 13 (weather dependent).  Once pavement reclamation is completed, crews will begin adjusting utility structures and begin grading work to prepare for pavement placement.  

June 5, 2015

All concrete curb, sidewalk, and driveway apron work has been completed within the Parkwood Drive area.  Next week, crews will begin reclaiming the pavement and start work on grading and adjusting utility structures in the streets.  The watermain installed on Parkwood Drive will also be activated.

Crews will be backfilling curb and placing topsoil, seed, and a mostly clear seed tackifier.  While the contractor will apply water to the seed initially and periodically over the next month, individual property owners will be primarily responsible for maintaining and watering seed.  Property owners should water seed at least once per day.  The best time to water seed is in the early morning and/or late evening.  

May 29, 2015

Crews have completed watermain installation on Parkwood Drive, and are wrapping up storm sewer structure replacements throughout the project this week.  Spot curb removal and replacement is approximately 80% complete, with the remaining work to be completed the week of June 1st.  

Beginning the week of June 1st, crews will be backfilling curb and placing topsoil, seed, and a mostly clear seed tackifier.  While the contractor will apply water to the seed initially and periodically over the next month, individual property owners will be primarily responsible for maintaining and watering seed.  Property owners should water seed at least once per day.  The best time to water seed is in the early morning and/or late evening.  

Parkwood Drive remains CLOSED to through traffic.  Local traffic may continue to utilize Parkwood Drive to access properties.  Crews will be working to clean up excess pipe and concrete debris throughout the project area, and will be utilizing Parkwood Drive as a loading and staging area to remove the materials from the site.  

May 22, 2015

Crews have completed storm sewer installation work on Parkwood Drive north of Heather Hills Drive.  Crews have also completed a watermain valve installation and tie-in at Heather Hills Drive and Parkwood Drive.  In the next week, crews will continue with watermain installation from Heather Hills Drive south to Parkwood Lane.  Crews will also be working on replacements of storm drains, removal and replacement of spot curb repairs, and preparing Parkwood Drive and Parkwood Lane for pavement reclamation.  

Parkwood Drive remains CLOSED to through traffic.  Local traffic may continue to utilize Parkwood Drive to access properties.  Due to the watermain installation occurring over the next week, residents on Parkwood Lane are encouraged to use Parkwood Drive from McAndrews Road to the south; while residents north of Heather Hills Drive are encouraged to use Parkwood Drive from 134th St. to the north.  

May 15, 2015

Crews are continuing work on storm sewer installation on Parkwood Drive, as well as storm structure replacements.  Starting the week of May 18th, crews will begin preparation work on watermain installation along Parkwood Drive between Heather Hills Drive and Parkwood Lane.  Approximately 70 townhome properties on Heather Hills Drive will have water service interruption for about 8 hours so connection work can occur.  The exact date of this work is still being reviewed, but construction flyers will be handed out and placed in front doors at least a day in advance of the shutdown work.  Residents on Parkwood Drive and Parkwood Lane will not have water service interruption for the work being performed. 

May 12, 2015


Parkwood Drive CLOSURE – Begins Wednesday, May 13

Crews encountered unexpected utility conflicts during installation work of the storm sewer on Parkwood Drive on Monday.  As a result, crews do not believe they can safely construct the storm sewer while maintaining traffic on Parkwood Drive.  As such, Parkwood Drive will be CLOSED between the addresses of 13507 & 13618 Parkwood Drive starting at 7 AM on Wednesday, May 13th.  The closure will not allow traffic to pass during the day while work is occurring.  Driveway access will be restored in the evening to impacted properties.

Residents with driveway access to the work zone in this section are encouraged to park vehicles on Parkwood Drive before 7 AM each morning.  Vehicles may remain parked on the street overnight without being ticketed, as long as they remain on Parkwood Drive (do not park overnight on 134th St.).  

The detour on Parkwood Drive will remain posted through the duration of utility work.  The “hard closure” (no local vehicles allowed) will only remain during daytime hours while utility work is actively occurring.  Storm sewer work is anticipated to be completed early in the week of May 18th. 

May 8, 2015

Crews are completing utility potholing this week, and will be reclaiming the asphalt pavement on Parkwood Drive between Parkwood Lane and 134th St. in preparation for storm sewer and watermain installation work on Saturday, May 9th.  Storm sewer installation will occur along Parkwood Drive between the addresses of 13615 & 13507 Parkwood Drive starting on Monday, May 11th.  Impacted residents will be notified via construction flyer of the request to park vehicles along Parkwood Drive near 134th St. during the day while storm sewer installation occurs.  All residents are requested to not park in any posted “no parking zones”, and could be ticketed or towed if parking in those locations.  

Watermain installation between Parkwood Lane and Heather Hills Drive will commence following storm sewer installation, likely starting the week of May 18th. 

May 1, 2015


Crews anticipate beginning construction on Parkwood Drive between Parkwood Lane and 134th St. on Monday, May 11th.  Crews anticipate starting work on a watermain replacement (Heather Hills Drive to Parkwood Lane), followed by work on a new storm sewer (Heather Hills Drive north toward 134th St.).  When work begins, signs will be posted on Parkwood Drive indicating the road is closed to through traffic.  Local access will be maintained to Fellowship Lane, Parkwood Lane, Heather Hills Drive, and properties fronting Parkwood Drive, including access for school buses, garbage trucks, and mail delivery.  Please note, however, that during working hours (7 AM to 9 PM) utility crews may be temporarily blocking the roadway to deliver equipment and materials, as well as load up excavated materials, and that you may need to wait a few minutes until it is safe to pass.  We will work diligently to try to limit these times of inconvenience to the greatest extent possible.  Utility work in this segment of Parkwood Drive is anticipated to take three weeks.  

For those that attended the Neighborhood Meeting on April 27th, you may have been informed that work in the neighborhood is not anticipated to begin until mid-June.  While that was the anticipated schedule, the contractor working on the project requested to start sooner, and we felt that would be feasible and beneficial in wrapping the work up sooner as well.  We apologize for any confusion this may cause.  Work in other areas of the project (Parkwood Lane, Fellowship Drive, remaining portions of Parkwood Drive) is anticipated to begin after Memorial Day.

April 17, 2015


The City has awarded a contract to McNamara Contracting, Inc. to reconstruct the streets in the Parkwood Drive Area as part of the City’s 2015 Street Reconstruction Project.  

A neighborhood meeting is being held on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 3:30 to 6:30 PM in the Large Community Room at Burnsville City Hall for property owners interested in learning more about this project and the upcoming construction schedule.

A formal letter explaining the project and providing notification of the neighborhood meeting was recently mailed to property owners, and a copy of the letter with the project area map and contacts for City inspection staff can be viewed by clicking the link below:
 
2015 Street Reclamation Neighborhood Meeting Notice



February 20, 2015

A formal letter was mailed to property owners on February 19, 2015 regarding a Public Hearing for the proposed street reclamation project in the Parkwood Drive area.  The merits of the project will be discussed an voted on by the City Council at this Public Hearing.  Property owners wishing to express their opinion of the project to the City Council will have the opportunity to do so at this meeting on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 6:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.  A copy of the letter can be viewed by clicking here

December 29, 2014

A neighborhood meeting is being held on Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 3:30 to 6:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at Burnsville City Hall for property owners interested in learning more about this project.

A formal letter explaining the project and providing notification of the neighborhood meeting was recently mailed to property owners, and a copy of the letter with the project area map and contacts for City staff can be viewed by clicking the links below:
 
Parkwood Drive Area Meeting Notice
Parkwood Drive Area Street Reclamation Map


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