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Oct. 1, 2018

Twin Ports Interchange Reconstruction Project Environmental Assessment Worksheet

Duluth, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the Twin Ports Interchange (TPI) Reconstruction project and is seeking public input.

As the designated Responsible Governmental Unit (RGU), MnDOT has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet for the Twin Ports Interchange Reconstruction project. The project proposes reconstructing the I-35/I-535/US 53 interchange, US 53 between I-35 and W 3rd Street, and I-535/Garfield Avenue interchange located in Duluth. The project will also include modifications to local roads and stormwater infrastructure. The traffic mitigation projects on local roads is scheduled to begin in summer 2019 and construction on the I-35/I-535/US 53 and the I-535/Garfield interchanges, and US 53 are scheduled to begin in 2020 and take three to four construction seasons.

The EAW can be accessed electronically on MnDOT’s website at mndot.gov/d1/projects/twin-ports-interchange. It will also be available in hard copy at the following locations:

  • MnDOT - 1123 Mesaba Ave., Duluth, MN 55811
  • Duluth Public Library - 520 W. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55802
  • West Duluth Branch Library - 5830 Grand Ave., Duluth, MN 55807
  • Mt. Royal Branch Library, 105 Mount Royal Shopping Circle, Duluth, MN 55803

A public hearing on the EAW will be held on Oct. 22, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Clyde Iron Works, located at 2920 W. Michigan St., Duluth, MN 55806, including a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Verbal and written comments will be recorded.

Written comments on the EAW will be accepted through Oct. 31, 2018, and should be directed to:
Roberta Dwyer, PE, PTOE

Project Manager
MnDOT
1123 Mesaba Ave.
Duluth, MN 55811
Roberta.Dwyer@state.mn.us

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