Building & Bridge Demolition/Relocation

Asbestos abatement and regulated material management

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Safety first

MnDOT established Best Practice BP5-05 as a procedure for demolishing or relocating structures. This procedure ensures that asbestos containing materials and other regulated materials are properly managed.

Demolishing and relocating structures 

An assessment must be completed before any structure is demolished or relocated to determine whether asbestos containing materials or other regulated materials are present. Likewise, the appropriate notifications must be submitted to regulatory authorities prior to asbestos abatement, structure demolition or relocation activities, regardless of whether regulated waste or asbestos was discovered during the assessment.



Approved contractors

Only MnDOT approved contractors can be used to complete the structure assessment, asbestos abatement/removal process and oversight. Removed regulated materials must be disposed of or recycled according to MnDOT guidelines.




Procedural guidance



Transfer of ownership forms


Highway project planning

    1. Determine if regulated materials need to be addressed for the project. Consult the threshold criteria in the Highway Project Development Process (HPDP) guidelines under subject guidance regulated materials/waste.
    2. Include relevant language for your project under “Secondary Work Type” in PPMS. Examples include building removal, bridge removal and bridge replacement.