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Details about MnDOT's Design-build program
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About Design-build

Design-build is a contracting process that brings designers and contractors together early in the detail design portion of a project. The owner clearly defines the standards and general specifications they expect for a project, and the design-build team works together to satisfy those requirements.

Minnesota's Design-build program

MnDOT began using design-build in 1996 and constructed three projects using a low-bid approach. In 2001, MnDOT obtained legislative approval to use the design-build best value procurement process. Since 2001, MnDOT has awarded over $1 billion in design-build projects.





Policy and Laws


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Peter Davich, PE

Minnesota's Future Design-build Projects


Projects Currently in Procurement 

Projects under Construction


Completed Projects


Cancelled Projects