The Duluth Interchange Project, aka the Can Of Worms, is slowly moving forward and the Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled a virtual meeting to provide a public update. The meeting is being held virtually to prevent further spread of COVID-19. In fact, MnDOT is not hosting any in-person public meetings at this time

According to MnDOT, the virtual public meeting will be held on Monday, November 2 at 12:15 p.m. This meeting will allow participants an opportunity to meet with Minnesota Department of Transportation staff and even ask questions.

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You can click on the button below to get a direct link to the meeting.  Those without internet access can also join by calling 855-282-6330 and entering access code 146 775 3580.

Those who are unable to attend the meeting November 2 at 12:15 p.m. will be able to watch it at a later date as MnDOT will post a video of the meeting on the project webpage.

The Twin Ports Interchange Project, which will reconstruct the I-35/I-535/Hwy 53 interchange, looks to improve safety by:

  • Providing a new conventional design
  • Relocating all exits and entrances to the right side of the roadway
  • Improving merging sight distance and eliminating merge conflicts
  • Eliminating weaving problems near the interchange
  • Providing lane continuity for through I-35 traffic

The video below shows what the freeway will look like when completed from a motorist’s view heading north on I-35 through the Twin Ports Interchange area, then heading to southbound I-35 from I-535, or the Blatnik Bridge, through the Twin Ports Interchange area.