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Oct. 6, 2021

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Nighttime demolition will take place on Twin Ports Interchange project Oct. 6-8

Duluth, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation will be commencing with nighttime demolition work from Wednesday, Oct. 6, night to Friday, Oct. 8 morning. This is in preparation of the northbound I-35 traffic switch on Friday, Oct. 8.

The purpose of the nighttime work is for partial demolition of low level bridges in advance of traffic being placed on former southbound I-35. Bridge demolition adjacent to traffic is a risk for the traveling vehicles, which MnDOT and its contractor, Ames Kraemer Joint Venture, seek to avoid. 

Delaying the shift of northbound traffic after Friday would cause delays in the ability to start and finish the northbound on-ramp from 27th Avenue West after the traffic shift is complete.