Can of Worms

More Changes Coming to Twin Ports Interchange Project

All of these changes are to help with the flow and safety of traffic.

DULUTH, Minn. — Coming next week, the public can expect to see some changes on I-35 including the southbound lane being diverted to lower Michigan Street and more. “Other major changes are there will be two lanes southbound as opposed to present-day one lane southbound,” MnDOT Major Projects Construction Manager, Peter Marthaler says. Then come October, northbound traffic will be…

Project Managers Lay Out Next Steps for Massive Twin Ports Interchange Reconstruction

The Biggest Change Impacting Drivers Will Begin October 1, 2021

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s a massive overhaul worth $270 million. Chances are if you’ve driven through Duluth on I-35, you’ve experienced the current headache that is the Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction. What’s chaos now will soon be easier to navigate in the fall and winter months. “The temporary road that we will build is part of the next stage will…

MnDOT Road Construction Ramps Up For Interchange Project

DULUTH, Minn. — Construction season is upon us and that means added congestion on some Northland roadways. One of the biggest construction projects is the Twin Ports Interchange. Southbound traffic on I-35 will be limited to one lane from 21st Avenue West to 27th Avenue West through Duluth during the current phase. MnDOT project managers are advising drivers to add…

Portion of Michigan, Lower Michigan Street in Lincoln Park to Temporarily Close Monday

DULUTH, Minn.- Starting Monday parts of Michigan Street in Duluth’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood will temporarily close as crews make way for a new lift station being relocated due to the Twin Ports Interchange Project. Sections of Lower Michigan and Michigan Street between 21st Avenue West and 23rd Avenue West will be closed to all traffic until the project is done…

MnDOT Hosts Monthly Construction Meeting

DULUTH, Minn. – MnDOT hosted its monthly construction meeting Monday. Among the updates were the announcements that summer projects like the repaving of Railroad Street and Garfield Avenue were completed. One of the bigger ones they showcased is a preview of the Lake Avenue bridge rehab work. The bridge crosses over Interstate 35. Rehab will begin next year. “Although it…

Railroad Street to Close in Preparation for Can of Worms Project

Project to complete by October 11th.

DULUTH, Minn.- Starting Monday, a big portion of Railroad Street will be closed for the next two weeks to replace train crossings. The closure is between 5th Avenue West by the DECC, and Garfield Avenue. The new rail crossings are part of improvements to railroad street in preparation for increased traffic when the “Twin Ports Interchange Project” begins on the…

Department of Transportation Hosts Monthly Meeting

  Duluth, MN- The Minnesota DOT hosted another monthly meeting to share where they are at with the three-hundred million dollar can of worms interstate project. The project includes replacing aging ramps and bridges to accommodate better freight movement. It won’t get underway until next summer, but some of the early stages are taking effect. Milling and repaving railroad street…

City Plans for Alternate Cross City Trail During Twin Ports Interchange Project

City and MNDOT met with residents and business owners to discuss which alternate trail is best.

DULUTH, Minn.- City of Duluth crews met with those living near and those using the Cross City Trail to discuss it’s future during the Twin Ports Interchange Project. That plan to modernize the current infrastructure of the can of worms will cause part of the Cross City Trail to close, from 22nd Avenue to east of Garfield Avenue, for bridge…

Can of Worms Update

Some New Updates Out After New Open House and Project Update

DULUTH, MINN.- An open house was held in Duluth today where new details emerged for the Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction project, also known as the Can of Worms. A Large crowd filled the Clyde Iron Works as the public go another opportunity to have their questions heard and answered by those organizing this three hundred and forty million dollar project….

MnDOT Updates Public on Can of Worms Interchange

Work to Begin 2020

DULUTH, Minn.-The future for the Can of Worms Interchange is looking a little brighter in Duluth. The Minnesota Department of Transportation met Monday with the community at Clyde Iron Works to give an update on the reconstruction on the project. MnDOT says main work on the project will begin in 2020. They hope to modernize the current infrastructure originally built…

Update on Can of Worms Construction Plans

The Department of Minnesota says the project aims to fix the current visibility problems.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced new updates for Duluth’s Can of Worms formally known as the Twin Ports Interchange. Right now the interchange is a visibility concern. Monday officials proposed more options, such as relocating the northbound Highway 53 ramp from 20th Avenue West to 21st Avenue West. Officials say other ideas include entirely different interchange designs…