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MnDOT gives update on Can-of-Worms Interchange plans

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The future of the infamous Can-of-Worms Interchange in Duluth is getting an update from MnDOT.

Four concepts were drawn and laid on a table Monday night, with the goal of improving traffic flow.

The public gathered at the Duluth Art Institute to give their input on the proposed changes.

They discussed construction and traffic flow.  

Concepts range from completely free flowing traffic to signals at specific intersections.

MnDOT says no matter which concept is chosen, a change has to be made.

"One of the big things this interchange currently can not handle, it does not have the load carrying capacity to allow all the oversize, overweight loads that come into the port to leave Duluth. So they have to use the local street systems," said MnDOT's Duane Hill.

When the project is complete, it will be renamed "The Twin Ports Interchange."

MnDOT hopes it will be done by 2022.

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