35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown
Formerly known as I-35W/Lake Street project
The 35W@94 Downtown to Crosstown project includes major reconstruction of I-35W from I-94 south to E 43rd Street. It also includes constructing a bus rapid transit station at Lake Street. The construction of the station adds a vertical element to the horizontal types of work typical in highway heavy construction and affords opportunity for a wider range of workers and contractors to participate.
Civil Rights Project Progress Report
MnDOT continues to work towards increasing opportunities for minority and women-owned small business inclusion and workforce diversity in highway construction contracts. The I-35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown is one project example that used the Best Value procurement method to score contractor proposals for various technical aspects on the project, including workforce diversity and inclusion and small business participation. This method made it possible for contractors to propose an equity plan to achieve workforce and small business goals for the project. This plan is now part of the Ames, Lunda, Shafer Joint Venture contract agreement.
The Office of Civil Rights maintains a monthly Project Progress Report to monitor the impact of this project on small business participation and workforce inclusion goals.
Contract Amount and DBE Commitment
Contract Dollars Paid to Date
Cumulative Payments to DBEs FY2018