Bridge Replacement

Publication Date:
Rainy River
Bid Date:
Tender Description


Highway 11, Town of Rainy River
Notice of Advertisement

The Ministry of Transportation, Ontario (MTO), in cooperation  with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), will be advertising the tender for the replacement of the Baudette/Rainy  River International Bridge on Highway 11 in the Town of Rainy River.

Interested proponents  can find the tender documents  on the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) bid website on March 2, 2018. Advertisement will run for 6 weeks with a Letting date of April 13, 2018. The attached website provides interested Proponents with information on Swift vendor registration, how to place a bid and where to find tender documents:

The Ministry of Transportation, Ontario and the Minnesota Department of Transportation will host a non-mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting. The purpose of the Pre-Bid Meeting is to:

  • Present the Project;
  • Border security requirements;
  • Highlight the construction schedule;
  • Provide information on fabrication inspection and labour compliance; and
  • Highlight the reference information documents, permits and contractor submittals.

The Pre-Bid Meeting is scheduled as follows:

Date:               Tuesday, March 13, 2018

MnDOT Bridge Office
3485 Hadley Avenue North
Oakdale, MN  55128
tel: 651-366-4500

Time:               1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Pre-Bid Meeting will be held as a presentation style, open forum format. Representatives of the project team and various Provincial, State and Federal Agencies will be available to discuss the project, provide information regarding applicable laws/restrictions that pertain to working in another country and answer questions from interested parties about the project, timing of construction, etc. We encourage you to attend this meeting as the information will be beneficial for the preparation of a comprehensive, successful bid.


If you would like more information on this workshop or the project, please contact one of the individuals identifed below.

Kevin Saunders
MTO Senior Project Manager
Ministry of Transportation
Northwestern Region
615 James Street South
Thunder Bay, ON  P7E 6P6
tel: 807-473-2109 / toll-free: 1-800-465-5034

Joe McKinnon, PE
MnDOT Project Manager
Minnesota Department of Transportation
District 2
3920 Highway 2 West
Bemidji, MN  56601
tel: 218-755-6517 or 218-214-0473

Additionally, you are encouraged to visit the project website,, to obtain current project information. If you have any accessibility  requirements in order to participate in the project, please contact one of the Project Team members listed above.