The Lake Marion Greenway is a 20-mile planned trail through Burnsville, Savage, Credit River Township, Lakeville and Farmington, with the intention of linking the Minnesota River to the Murphy Hanrehan Park Reserve. A master plan for this project was first adopted in 2013. See the Lake Marion Trail Project page for more information.
High Pressure Sodium Lights (HPS) have been the standard for streetlights for years. However, the industry - and cities along with it - are moving in the direction of residential LED streetlights. LEDs use less energy and require lower operating costs.
Currently, Dakota Electric is working with the City to start converting residential streetlights to LED. Several neighborhoods have already been converted. Xcel Energy has also converted many major intersection lights to LED within the City. See the LED Street Lights page for more information.
On-street bike lanes are a cost-effective way to complete gaps in the City’s bike network. While trails might be preferred, the cost of constructing them is much higher than utilizing existing streets and striping a lane for bikes.
In 2018, the City of Burnsville studied areas that could accommodate on-street bike lanes. The City Council approved two pilot project areas for 2019. See the On-Street Bike Lanes page for more information.
There are many City street improvement projects planned for 2020. See the 2020 City Street Improvements page for more information.
The map below shows some of the projects currently in planning.