Crews will perform preventative maintenance beginning Monday, July 14, on the highway ramps at the downtown interchange that serves Highway 53 (Piedmont Avenue), 21st Avenue West, Interstate 35 and I-535, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The work on what is known locally as the "Can of Worms" interchange will require single-lane restrictions on Highway 53 (Piedmont Avenue) and complete ramp closures for 21st Avenue-West.
Ramp closures should not last more than one day, and should not significantly affect traffic access to Highway 53, I-35 and I-535. Motorists are advised to use alternate local routes between 21st Avenue West and Highway 53. This highway improvement project is estimated to last five days, depending on weather conditions.