Virtual Meeting To Provide Twin Ports Interchange Project Update
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.
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.