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News Release

June 30, 2010



Minnesota Department of Transportation
Metro District
Office of Communications
1500 County Rd B2 West
Roseville, MN 55113

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New Hastings Bridge is a Step Closer to Construction

Design-build best value award goes to tied arch bridge design


Roseville, Minn. — The contract to build the New Highway 61 Hastings Bridge spanning the Mississippi River has been awarded to the design-build team Lunda/Ames.

After awarding the contact and agency approval, construction can begin on the New Hastings Bridge, a four-lane tied arch bridge.

Permanent construction is scheduled to begin in October, 2010, with a portion of the New Bridge scheduled to open to two-way traffic in summer 2012.

All four lanes of the New Hastings Bridge and associated roadways are scheduled to be open to traffic by May 31, 2013.
The Lunda/Ames design-build team was one of three joint ventures competing for the contract. The other two joint venture teams were Flatiron | Kiewit and PCL / Kraemer.

“Our team is excited about the opportunity to partner with Mn/DOT and the local communities for the design and construction of this landmark project for the residents of the Hastings area and the traveling public,” said Dennis Behnke from the Lunda/Ames team.

“The contracting process was competitive, with all teams pursuing different bridge styles,” said Steve Kordosky, Mn/DOT Project Manager. “Two of the bidders bid on the tied-arch design, and one bid with a cable design. Lunda/Ames and their tied arch design is awarded the contract based on the strengths of their overall proposal in delivering the best value.”

All three teams’ proposals can be viewed at All three teams’ proposals can be viewed at ftp://ftp2.dot.state.mn.us/pub/outbound/ocic/hastingsbridge/SCORING_INFORMATION/ .


More information on the New Hastings Bridge design-build project can be found at www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hastingsbridge/index.html.

The cost of the project is an estimated $119,830,890.

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