MN-DOT wants public comment on four possible options to re-work the so-called “Can of Worms” interchange on Interstate 35 just south of downtown Duluth. Project manager Roberta Dwyer says on the agenda: “Eliminating the left exits, the blind merges. The traffic signal that’s located at northbound 35 and Highway 53 is something that the public is not in favor of.”
Dwyer says that interchange has the third-highest crash rate in Minnesota. “While there’s not a lot of severe crashes, there are a lot of rear-end, sideswipes, and a lot of that is due to the left exits needing to do a lot of merging, [and] because of the blind spots,” she says.
Dwyer says the four-year reconstruction project is slated to begin in spring of 2019. For more information or to comment, visit MN-DOT’s website and type “Twin Ports interchange” into the search box.
More in this interview with Dwyer: