Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

Twin Ports Interchange local roads improvement project

In St. Louis County

Traffic impacts

Map showing proposed 2019 improvements

46th Avenue West

  • Up to five days of paving work between July 8 and Aug. 23 with lane closures

27th Avenue West

  • Up to five nights of paving work between June 3 and Aug. 23 with lane closures

Garfield Avenue

  • Single lane in each direction for 10 weeks beginning in early June
  • Intersection with Railroad Street closed July 8-26. Northbound and southbound Garfield Avenue will remain open
  • Oversize overweight vehicles will be accommodated.

Railroad Street

  • Flagger control – three to five days between July 8 and 26
  • Access to local businesses will be provided

New rail crossings by BNSF (May)

  • Four locations and one removal
    • Closure of Railroad Street for two weeks beginning in early May
    • Access to local businesses will be provided.

About this project

Summary of work

  • 46th Avenue West: Install a thin bituminous overlay from Hwy 2 to Grand Avenue
  • 27th Avenue West: Install a thin bituminous overlay from I-35 to Michigan Street
  • Garfield Avenue and Railroad Street intersection: Modify intersection to minimize delays, make turning movements safer and increase pavement strength
  • Railroad Street: Remove two inches of pavement and overlay two inches of bituminous
  • Garfield Avenue: Rehabilitate concrete pavement
  • New railroad crossing surfaces on Railroad Street, remove the vacated crossing

New layouts