Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Hwy 53 Relocation

Between Eveleth and Virginia

Orange barrels on a highway

Contacts

Roberta Dwyer
Project Manager
roberta.dwyer@state.mn.us
218-725-2781 

Beth Petrowske
Public Affairs Coordinator
beth.petrowske@state.mn.us
218-725-2708

Contractor Links and Information

Construction Manager/General Contractor
Construction Manager/General Contractor is an integrated approach to planning, design and construction. Owners, designers and contractors work collaboratively to develop the project scope, optimize the design, improve quality, and manage cost.

Professional Technical Consultant Services
Within the Professional Technical Consultant Services web site you will be able to find information related to MnDOT's Professional Technical (P/T) contracts and official solicitations for services.

List of contractors who responsed to the letter of interest solicitation

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Will local preference be a factor in the CMCG contract selection process?
A: No.

Q: Would MnDOT consider alterations of grades and/or alignments for any of the alternatives in order to reduce construction costs and/or time?
A: M1 and E1A profiles are designed to meet the mine air quality standards in the permit to mine boundary.

Q: Would MnDOT consider alternate bridge designs in order to reduce construction costs and/or time?
A: Absolutely. MnDOT hopes the CMCG process will reveal alternatives.

Q: Would MnDOT consider different gradation requirements and/or different side slopes for the reinforced embankments to reduce the quantity of geosynthetics?
A: Absolutely. MnDOT hopes the CMCG process will reveal alternatives.

Q: Are there any special stormwater treatment requirements for the routes?
A: Yes. No roadway water can leave the right of way in permit to mine areas on M-1 and E-1A. Spill containment systems would be needed on the E-1A and E-2 routes as the Rouchleau pit serves as the drinking water supply for the city of Virginia.

Q: Will MnDOT modify its grading specifications to allow for more embankment construction during winter?
A: MnDOT is looking for expertise on methods to construct quality embankments in the winter.

Q: When will soil borings be available?
A: July 2014.

Q: Will utility relocations be part of the construction contract?
A: Yes.

Q: Are there any nearby sources of grading material available for use for roadway embankments?
A: The contactor would be responsible for making any borrow arrangements with nearby landowners.

Q: Is Cliffs Natural Resources going to perform any of the work shown in the alternatives?
A: No.

Q: Will the soils and rock encountered in the excavation limits of the plan be available for use on the project?
A: Yes, with one exception. The landowner would retain ownership of any rock excavated for the E2 option.

Q: Is there a royalty cost to MnDOT for any of these materials?
A: No.

Do you have an unresolved issue about this project?


MnDOT has an ombudsman who can assist you with your concerns about a project. The Ombudsman provides neutral, independent, and informal issue resolution when the problem cannot be resolved through MnDOT’s normal channels, in most cases, that would be the MnDOT staff listed as contacts for the project. The Ombudsman will look into your concern and, if appropriate, generate options for resolution. Sometimes the Ombudsman will help you better understand why things are the way they are and cannot be changed. The Ombudsman ensures that MnDOT practices are fair and appropriate
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