I-35W and Lake Street project
The I-35W and Lake Street project has been selected as a pilot project because of its proximity to the workers and contractors who have long been under-represented in public construction. The timeframe of the project schedule provides the opportunity to promote, offer training and engage the target groups. This project includes major reconstruction of I-35W from I-94 south to E 43 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.