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Busiest time ahead for the Twin Ports Interchange project

May 25, 2022 09:37AM ● By Laura Durenberger

Photo: WDIO News

From WDIO News Staff - May 24, 2022

About 100 people are clocking in right now on the Twin Ports Interchange project site, and it is a busy place.

Indeed, the manager said it's the busiest season for them yet.

Sometimes, that means clocking in on weekends.

"We are still feeling the pressure of the late spring as well as the wet weather. But we're working through it. And there are a lot of days between now and November," Pete Marthaler shared with us on site. He's the construction manager of the project.

You might have noticed some of the steel girders are framing what will be new ramps. The one that's up already is the ramp that will take people from the Blatnik Bridge to northbound I-35.

"They are steel girders that arrived from Eau Claire and Wausau. They are all 100% American steel," Marthaler added.

More girders are coming next week, and will be for the northbound I-35 to the Blatnik Bridge ramp.

A big milestone last Friday, when they started the flow of Miller Creek through the new box culvert they've been working on. Next is moving Coffee Creek through that same culvert.

Drivers will be happy to know there won't be any major traffic changes for the busy summer travel season.

MnDOT is still urging people to use the Bong Bridge to get to Wisconsin, rather than going down Garfield to get on to the Blatnik.

To see the original report and read related stories, follow this link to the WDIO News website.

Busiest time ahead for the Twin Ports Interchange project

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