Minnesota Department of Transportation

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News Release

Nov. 29, 2017

MnDOT invites the public to complete Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction project online survey

Input received will inform selection of a preferred concept

Duluth, Minn. – The proposed Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction project will rebuild and modernize deteriorated highway infrastructure that serves the Port of Duluth/Superior and local and regional travelers.

The proposed project will replace the Duluth interchange commonly called the “Can of Worms”, which includes three interchanges that operate together to provide access to the port and other area businesses. These interchanges include Interstate 35/I-535/Highway 53, I-35/27th Avenue West and I-535/Garfield Avenue.

Twin Ports Interchange improvements will address freight and safety issues, including, I-35 reconstruction and bridge replacement, reconstruction of mainline bridges along the Highway 53 and I-535/Garfield Avenue Interchange and bridge improvements.

Many local and regional motorists travel through the TPI project area. MnDOT wants to better understand travel patterns and what users view as the greatest need for improvement.

MnDOT invites the public to share their thoughts about this important project by completing the online survey at www.bit.ly/tpi-survey. The input received will inform selection of a preferred concept. The survey closes Dec. 11, 2017.

For more information about the project, visit the project website or contact the project manager, Roberta Dwyer, at roberta.dwyer@state.mn.us or 218-725-2781.

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