Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-35, I-535, Hwy 53 Twin Ports Interchange

Duluth

Traffic impacts

Current - Fall 2022

  • Southbound I-35 right lane closures will occur between Garfiled Avenue and 24th Avenue West throughout May .
  • All ramps between 27th Avenue West and 5th Avenue West are closed.
  • Southbound I-35 traffic is routed onto Lower Michigan Street near Garfield Avenue and back onto I-35 just north of 27th Avenue West.
  • Northbound I-35 traffic is routed onto the existing southbound lanes of I-35.
  • A temporary Traffic Signal is in operation at the intersection of Piedmont and 24th Avenue West.

Detours are in place. To avoid heavy traffic anticipated on Garfield Avenue, we strongly encourage use of the Bong Bridge.         

See detour maps

Other Work

The Cross City Trail along Lower Michigan Street is closed and detoured from Spring 2021 to 2024. The city of Duluth has a detour in place.

See maps showing the traffic staging.

Late-fall 2022

I-35 traffic will be routed onto the new northbound pavement alignments. All ramps between 27th Avenue West and 5th Avenue West remain closed. 

Late-fall 2023

I-35 will open to traffic on new configuration. Ramps connecting 535 to/from I-35 will open. Ramps connecting to/from Hwy 53 will remain closed.  

Summer 2024

There will be lane closures for finishing work on I-35.

Fall 2024

Ramps connecting to/from Hwy 53 will open