Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info


Bridge deck placement

I-35W Minnesota River Bridge

SP 1981-124, Letting May 2018

Project purpose, benefits

MnDOT, in partnership with Dakota County, Hennepin County, the City of Bloomington, and the City of Burnsville, is developing a project to replace the bridge and pavement on I-35W between Cliff Road and 106th Street. As part of the project the profile of I-35W will be raised out of the floodplain and pedestrian access will be improved across the river.

Project scope

Approximate cost: $120 million.

  • Reconstruct I-35W Bridge spanning the Minnesota River
  • Construct trail between Black Dog Road and 106th Street
  • Improve signing, lighting, and drainage

Procurement schedule


****Plans for the existing MN river bridge (#5983) are available to interested bidders.  However, anyone wishing to receive these plans is required to first complete and sign a Bridge Data Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Acknowledgment form given the bridge’s security status.  Please contact the Bridge Design-Build Engineer at tony.lesch@state.mn.us if you wish to receive existing bridge plans.****


To be determined, but the majority of the oversight will likely be provided internally.