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‘Can of worms’ update, open house coming this month

An aerial photo of the Twin Ports Interchange from 2017. The "can of worms" interchange features the convergence of Interstates 35 and 535 as well as Highway 53 and is scheduled for reconstruction from 2020-23. (File photo / News Tribune)

A 3-D model and updated designs will be on display later this month when the Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction project is the subject of another open house, said MnDOT in a news release on Wednesday.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will conduct the open house on the “can of worms” interchange through Lincoln Park on Jan. 28 at Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W. Michigan Street.

During the open house, MnDOT staff will be on hand to answer questions, take comments and share the latest information about the projected $250 million to $275 million Twin Ports Interchange project. The project is scheduled to begin construction in 2020 with completion by 2023. Preliminary work is already underway.  

The proposed project will rebuild and modernize the current infrastructure at the interchange between interstates 35 and 535 and Minnesota Highway 53.

Open house hours are 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., with presentations at 11:45 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota), 711 or 1-800-627-3529 (Minnesota Relay). You also may send an email to Please request at least one week in advance, if possible.

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