MnDOT Division I Specification Training
National Highway Specifications Home
Clearinghouse and electronic library where users can search, review, cross-reference, and download the latest specifications, construction manuals, and drawings. This FHWA site contains material submitted by State Departments of Transportation and other agencies.
Required for construction and lab technicians on highway construction projects
Databases | Applications
Run applications and access construction project data (webportal access required)
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Kids Construction Zone
Check out the Kids Construction Zone!(adults welcome too)
Write to the Office of Construction and Innovative Contracting:
395 John Ireland Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55155-1800
Construction Tools Overview
This site is a switchboard to information relevant to the letting, award, approval and administration of construction contracts.
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2011 State Shutdown (MnDOT Suspension of Work)
OCIC has developed a webpage that catalogs its actions before, during and after a state government shutdown in July, 2011. For more information, click here.
View ADA compliance checklists and guidance for proper installation of accessible pedestrian signals, curb ramps and more.
A claim is an unresolved change in the construction project. Construction claims are covered in the MnDOT Standard Specifications for Construction handbook under Section 1517, Claims for Compensation Adjustment. For more information, see Contract Changes.
Use the Contacts link to find personnel involved in various areas of MnDOT construction projects.
Contract Administration Manual
MnDOT authors a Contract Administration Manual that provides the essential construction contract administration information in one volume. This handy manual is updated regularly with the latest information concerning construction contract administration.
Contractor Payment & Documentation
Contractors must be paid regularly. To ensure this happens, all work must be properly documented. See the latest Contract Administration Manual for information on payment and documentation.
- Examples of IRAs - Quantity Documentation (8/10/2009)
See how to document contract changes
See how to determine contract time and assess time during construction.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Requirements
Construction contracts incorporate DBE goals and EEO requirements. The Workforce Information Tracking Initiative (WITI) facilitates the submission of employment data. Below are worksheets that may help employers track and manage EEO information:
MnDOT has initiatives to reduce the time required to deliver construction projects, improve quality and develop better processes to administer projects. Click here for more information on innovative contracting.
Contractors accepting construction contracts funded in whole or in part by state or federal funds must pay workers the federal or state stipulated prevailing wage for the classification of work they perform. Visit the Labor Compliance site to find out more.
Find manuals, forms, technical memos and other documents used to administer MnDOT construction projects. Also, click here to search another State's transportation department website.
Work Zone Safety
Safety of the traveling public and transportation workers is of prime concern to MnDOT. Click here for information and tools to help make construction work zones safer.