Minnesota Department of Transportation

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I-35W North MnPASS

SP 6284-180, Letting: September 2018

Current public information about this project is available at mndot.gov/metro/projects/35wnorthmnpass.

Project purpose, benefits

The purpose of this project is to provide a long-term, sustainable option for all highway users (transit and non-transit) that improves pavement conditions, increases mobility, improves travel time reliability, and maintains or improves transit advantages on I-35W between TH 36 in the City of Roseville and Sunset Avenue (CSAH 53) in the City of Lino Lakes.

Project Scope

Add a lane to I-35W, which will be a MnPASS lane, from County Road C in Roseville to Lexington Ave (County Road 17) in Blaine.  

Repave I-35W and ramps with an unbonded concrete overlay from County Road C in Roseville to 0.1 mile north of Sunset Ave (County Road 53) in Lino Lakes.

Project length is about 12 miles.

Replace the 4 I35W bridges at CR C and adjacent RR, replace the I35W bridge at CR I, and do bridge rehabilitation to the bridge from northbound I35W to westbound US 10.

Install 7 separate noise walls with a total length of about 4.1 miles.

Approximate cost: $200 million.

Procurement schedule

  • Metro Area Large Project Schedules (PDF)
  • Request for Letters of Interest (PDF) – Released Aug. 8, 2017 and must be submitted by April 2, 2018
  • RFQ Release – April 5, 2018
  • Shortlisted Teams (DOCX) – June 1, 2018
  • RFP Release – June 6, 2018
    • Addenda and Clarifications
  • Letting – September 12, 2018
  • The Apparent Best Value Proposer for this contract is Ames Construction.  See “Shortlisted Teams” above for contact information.
  • Construction Start – Lane closures on mainline I35W will not be allowed to start until March 15, 2019.

Post-Letting Document Control System



To be determined, but design oversight will likely be outsourced to consultants.