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Apr 18, 2023

Lunda wins $62M bridge repair project in Minnesota (UPDATE)

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has awarded Lunda Construction Co. a $62 million contract to repair a bridge along a segment of Interstate 494 in Bloomington, Minnesota.

Nov 24, 2021

ON THE LEVEL: MnDOT commissioner talks roads, transit, federal money

The last few weeks have been momentous for Margaret Anderson Kelliher and the state department she oversees.

Nov 22, 2021

Prairie protectors find their thrill saving Blueberry Hill

The Blueberry Hill prairie south of Bayport is secure — at least for the next five years.

Jul 12, 2021

MnDOT prepares for work on I-494 in south metro area

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is prepping for the Twin Cities metro area's next major freeway upgrade: Interstate 494 through Eden Prairie, Bloomington and Richfield.

Feb 11, 2020

Demolition of Red Wing Bridge over Mississippi River ramps up

A big chunk of the old Red Wing bridge, spanning the Mississippi River between Wisconsin and Minnesota, is going down this week as part of a $63.4 million project to demolish the structure and build a replacement.

Dec 18, 2018

MnDOT falls short of DBE goal for projects

More disadvantaged businesses worked on Minnesota Department of Transportation projects in the second half of fiscal year 2018 than in the first half, but the department still fell short of its goal for enlisting disadvantaged business enterprises.

Jul 31, 2018

MnDOT seeks to raise bar for diversity on public projects

By BRIAN JOHNSON BridgeTower Media Newswires Contractors on Minnesota state highway and small mass-transit projects that receive federal money may have to stretch a little farther in the next few […]

Nov 7, 2017

MnDOT study: Roundabouts significantly reduce fatal accidents

State and local traffic engineers have long believed that roundabouts can improve safety at busy intersections — and now they have more data to back up those claims.

May 17, 2017

Minn. Gov. vetoes road-funding bill, calling it ‘inadequate’

A deal on transportation funding hit a bump in the road in Minnesota when Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed what he described as a “wholly inadequate” Republican-backed bill that focuses largely on road and bridge improvements.

May 16, 2017

MnDOT wage rule draws lawsuit from trucking company

A St. Cloud-based trucking company has filed a lawsuit to stop the Minnesota Department of Transportation from enforcing a new prevailing-wage mandate that requires contractors on MnDOT projects to reimburse workers for food, lodging and travel costs beyond their basic wage and benefit rates.

May 9, 2017

Bid comes in high for I-35W bridge anti-icing fix

The Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to improve the anti-icing system on the Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, but the federally funded project has hit a snag after a contractor bid came in over budget.

Apr 14, 2017

MnDOT plans 211 road projects in 2017

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced plans for spending about $1 billion this construction season on more than 200 new and ongoing road and bridge projects statewide.


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