Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

I-94

Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center

Traffic impacts

Hennepin Lyndale project location map
I-94 Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center project location map
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Current

Watch for temporary, off-peak lane closures throughout the project area.

Note: The speed limit on I-94 between Hwy 55 to I-694 is 50 mph. State Patrol will be out enforcing this speed limit.

All trucks weighing more than 9,000 pounds are prohibited from the Lowry Tunnel through mid-September. This includes semis, large delivery trucks and buses. Personal truck and vans are allowed.

Now open:

  • EB Broadway St. spanning I-94
  • The ramp from WB I-94 to Washington/Broadway Ave.

Lowry Tunnel closures

Aug. 4 through Sat, Sept. 9
  • The EB side of the Lowry Hill Tunnel will be closed to I-94 traffic. Traffic from I-394 east to I-94 will continue to use one lane of the tunnel until Aug. 14.
  • The EB and WB lanes of I-94 will run through the WB Lowry Tunnel. Two lanes will run in each direction with a concrete barrier in the middle.
  • Complete details on I-94 Lowry Tunnel restrictions and ramp closures (PDF)
  • Note:
    • All trucks weighing more than 9,000 pounds are prohibited from the Lowry Tunnel. They are detoured to I-35W, Hwy 62, Hwy 100 back to I-94.
    • The speed limit in the tunnel is 40 mph.

Lowry Tunnel ramp closures

Aug. 4 through Sat, Sept. 9
  • EB I-94 to SB I-35W is closed
Through early September

Lane closures

Note: Expect Lane shifts and restrictions on EB I-94 and WB I-94 between Shingle Creek Pkwy and Nicollet Ave. in Mpls through the end of 2017.

Aug. 9 through Sun, Oct. 1
  • EB and WB I-94 will be open to three lanes in each direction from I-394 to Dowling Ave.
Through October
  • SB Hwy 252 to I-94 is reduced to a single lane
Through mid-August
  • EB I-94 traffic shifted to inside lanes between Hwy 55 and Hwy 252. The shoulders are unavailable.
  • WB I-94 traffic shifted to inside lanes between Hwy 55 and Hwy 252. The shoulders are unavailable.
Through Fri, Sept. 1
  • EB I-94 is reduced to two lanes between I-694/I-94 split and Hwy 252. Traffic shifted to two inside lanes
Through fall
  • WB I-94 has two lanes closed from Hwy 55 to Hwy 252
  • Shoulder closed between 42nd and 49th Avenues and Broadway Ave.
Through fall
  • WB I-94 is reduced to two lanes from I-394
  • The left lane of WB I-94 is closed from Hwy 55 in Minneapolis to Broadway Ave.
  • EB I-94 is reduced to two lanes from Hwy 252 to Hwy 55

Ramp closures

12:01 a.m. Thu, Aug. 17 through early September
  • Left lane of EB I-94 to 4th St. is closed
Aug. 14 through Mon, Aug. 28
Aug. 14 through Fri, Sept. 8
Aug. 8 through Sun, Oct. 1
  • WB I-94 to WB I-394 is reduced to a single lane
Aug. 8 through Tue, Aug. 22
Aug. 3 through Fri, Sept. 1
  • EB I-94 to SB I-35W is closed
May 8 to Fri, Sept. 1
April 1 through August

Upcoming

Road closures

Fri, Aug. 25 through Mon, Aug. 28
Fri, Sept. 8 through Mon, Sept. 11
  • EB I-94 from I-694 to Hwy 55 will be closed

Ramp closures

12:01 a.m. Mon, Aug. 21 through 12:01 a.m. Mon, Aug. 28
  • Broadway Ave. to EB I-94 will be closed

About this project

Summary of work

Work on I-94 will include:

  • Resurfacing about nine miles of pavement on I-94 between Nicollet Ave. in Minneapolis and Shingle Creek Prkwy in Brooklyn Center
  • Repairing 50 bridges on or over I-94
  • Reconstructing westbound I-94 bridge deck over Hwy 252 in Brooklyn Center
  • Repairing tile in (I-94) Lowry and Portland Avenue tunnels
  • Replacing guardrail
  • Improving drainage and concrete barrier in areas
  • Replace all entrance and exit ramps

Videos

I-94 Lowry Tunnel project work

Watch this video to learn more about the specific project work happening in the I-94 Lowry Tunnel

I-94 road construction video

Watch this video to learn more about the work on I-94