Minnesota Department of Transportation

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35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown



Learn more about the Pilot Project Program for DBE/small business.

We recognize that construction projects impact your business. We want the 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown area business community to stay informed before, during and after this project. This page is your one-stop resource page throughout construction.

Tools for businesses during construction

The following are tools to assist you as you communicate with your customers, employees, suppliers and vendors. If you have additional questions do not hesitate to contact us.

Project button

Embed this linkable image onto your website or Intranet for employees and customers seeking information about a construction project:

    452x131 linkable button to add to a website

    We recommend inserting the above image in your Home, About or Contact Us page, then embedding the link to the 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown Project Page within the image. The link to that page is: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94. If you require more detailed instructions about how to set up the image, please contact us.

Business guidebook

We developed our Business Guidebook (PDF) to help you navigate the construction season. Inside you will find tips collected from MnDOT and examples from other businesses. Download your copy today and learn how to survive a community construction project.

Pilot project program

The 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project is the second part of a pilot project aimed at increasing DBE/small business participation and building a more diverse workforce. MnDOT is teaming up with the Workforce Collaborative and other community partners to assist in this effort. The Workforce Collaborative is made up of a diverse group of community advisors, neighborhood leaders, small business owners, educators, trade unions and contractors. MnDOT understands that diversity on construction projects is important, and MnDOT recognizes the need for improved performance in this area. MnDOT’s objective is to have their construction crews become more reflective of the citizens in the nearby communities being impacted by construction.

The timeframe of the 35W@94: Downtown to Crosstown project schedule provides the opportunity to promote, offer training and engage the target groups. Click on the appropriate link below to learn more about training, workforce and contracting opportunities.

Construction career training information

Workforce opportunities

DBE contracting opportunities