What’s up with the heavy construction and closures on I-94 between the Lowry Tunnel and Brooklyn Center?
MnDOT is resurfacing I-94 from Nicollet Ave S in Minneapolis up to Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center. The project is currently underway and includes bridge, ramp and tunnel work.
This highway corridor, one of the busiest stretches in the Twin Cities, averages more than 140,000 vehicles a day. The I-94 project impacts commutes for many of the 160,000 who work downtown. Major construction takes place this year with some work continuing until mid-2018.
Expect lane restrictions and closures on segments of freeway during the process from Nicollet Avenue and Shingle Creek Pkwy in Brooklyn Center. Some freeway entrance and exit ramps will be temporarily closed. Periodically from now until September 2017, the Lowry Hill tunnel will be temporarily reduced to two lanes in each direction on one side of the tunnel. Speeds will be limited to 40 m.p.h. in the tunnel during that time.
There are several ways to learn about work on I-94 and other projects occurring in the Twin Cities Metro area, including:
- Metro Area Weekend Traffic Impacts Map (you can visit the webpage and sign up for email alerts)
- Visit the MnDOT Current Construction page (complete listing of current roadwork with links to specific project websites for specific details)
- 511 (provides real-time travel information anywhere in Minnesota)