Nighttime Demolition Planned For Duluth’s Twin Ports Interchange
Drivers along I-35 through the Twin Ports Interchange project in Duluth should anticipate to encounter some demolition work after the Thanksgiving holiday. Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are sharing their plans for two days worth of nighttime road work.
According to the details released by MNDOT, the overnight work will happen on Wednesday, December 1 and Thursday, December 2. The night demolition work is tied to the larger project as a whole, but will specifically concentrate on the two remaining bridges that cross over the BNSF railroad tracks.
The timetable shared shows that road crews will be busy. Work on that area of I-35 and the Twin Ports Interchange will start at 7:00 AM on Wednesday, December 1 and "progress around the clock until the concrete bridge decks are demolished directly overhead the railroad tracks and the fallen debris has been safely removed from the tracks".
After the two days of planned overnight work, demolition will continue - albeit normal working hours. That change is expected to happen "after 7:00 AM Friday, December 3".
Work continues on the multi year Twin Ports Interchange (Can of Worms) even as the season changes to winter. While no major impacts to drivers are anticipated during the winter of 2021-2022, general caution is always encouraged when driving through a road construction work zone.
For details about the Twin Ports Interchange project or any of the work that's coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, visit MNDOT's website. They also have a special page dedicated to information about the Northeast part of the state - District 1 - which is the area in which the Northland is located.