The Minnesota Department of Transportation has scheduled two public meetings Monday at Clyde Iron Works, 2920 W. Michigan St., in Duluth to update the community on the $343 million Twin Ports Interchange reconstruction project.

The meetings will give the public a chance to provide input, ask questions and get the latest updates about the project to rebuild and modernize the current infrastructure at interstates 35 and 535, and U.S. Highway 53, a MnDOT news release said.

Three years of nonstop construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2020, with crews set to work through the winters.

Two identical public sessions will be held:

  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (presentation at 11:45 a.m.)

  • 6-7 p.m. (presentation at 6:15 p.m.)

A 3D model of the project will be on display during both public meetings. Past meetings have featured updated schedules and detours, in addition to updated configurations of the interchange.

New since the last meeting is that the final $40-plus million worth of funding has been secured, meaning that the modernizing of the Garfield Interchange off I-535, with access to numerous port industries on Rice's Point, has been secured as part of the overall Twin Ports Interchange project work.

To learn more, visit the project website at