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Concrete Testing Video Series (YouTube)

Watch the 7 part series


Construction Inspector Workshop

Click here for workshop information - Note: for MnDOT employees only


MnDOT Division I Specification Training

Download the April 11, 2013 presentation


National Highway Specifications Home

Clearinghouse and electronic library where users can search, review, cross-reference, and download the latest specifications, construction manuals and standard drawings. This FHWA site contains material submitted by State Departments of Transportation and other agencies. Additional resources are also available.


Technical Certification
Required for construction and lab technicians on highway construction projects


Databases | Applications
Run applications and access construction project data
(webportal access required)


Worker Memorial
To honor those who lost their lives ...




Write to the Office of Construction and Innovative Contracting:


Transporation Building

MS 650

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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2014 Final Process

OCIC has developed a webpage that details the final process for Contracts let using the 2014 Standard Specifications for Construction. For more information click here.


ADA compliance

View ADA compliance checklists and guidance for proper installation of accessible pedestrian signals, curb ramps and more.


Administering Environmental Requirements (Dispute Escalation)

This is the process MnDOT should be following and the documentation the EPA/MPCA will be looking for when reviewing MnDOT projects for compliance with MS4 and NPDES permits.


Contract Administration Manual

MnDOT authors a Contract Administration Manual that provides MnDOT construction contract administration information for design-bid-build contractors.


Contract Time

See how to determine contract time and assess time during construction. 


Electronic Funds Transfer
Click here to sign up for Electronic Funds Transfer on the Minnesota Management & Budget website.

For assistance, contact the EFT Helpline: 651-201-8106 or efthelpline.mmb@state.mn.us


Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ)

The Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracting method provides for an indefinite quantity of work during a fixed period of time. The Department will place orders for individual requirements. The Contract may state quantity limits as number of units or as dollar values.



Click here to see the Partnering Field Guide.


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.