Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info


Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center

Upcoming Open House

An informal Open House will be held Thu, April 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Minneapolis. For more details visit the I-94 project Meetings Page.

Traffic impacts

I-35E Cayuga improvement project location map
I-94 Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center project location map
Click map for larger PDF version


Expect periodic, temporary lane closures throughout project work.

Wed, Mar. 22 through Sat, April 15; 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily

  • Beginning at 8 p.m. the tunnel will be reduced to two lanes and then by 10 p.m. EB I-94 in the Lowry Tunnel will be reduced to one lane for concrete removal.
  • Note: The ramp from EB I-394 to EB I-94 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. while tunnel work is happening

Mon, Mar. 20 through late-June

  • EB I-94 reduced to two lanes between I-694/I-94 split and Hwy 252


Mon, Mar. 27 through fall

  • EB I-94 reduced by one to two lanes from I-694 in Brooklyn Center to Seventh St. in Minneapolis

Mon, April 3 through Mon, April 17

  • The ramp from Hennepin Ave/Lyndale Ave. to EB I-94 will be closed

Tue, April 4 through Tue, April 18

  • The ramp from EB I-94/I-694 to Shingle Creek Pkwy will be closed
  • The ramp from Shingle Creek Pkwy to I-94/I-694 will be closed


Specific information about road, bridge and ramp closures will be posted as it becomes available.

For details on detour routes, you can view the I-94 project detour map.

  • Short-term and long-term bridge and ramp closures
  • During tunnel repair the following ramps will be closed:
    • EB I-94 to SB I-35W
    • EB I-394 to EB I-94 closed during EB I-94 tunnel repair
    • EB Hwy 55 to EB I-94
  • The interstate will be reduced to two lanes both directions from May to August
  • One side of the Lowry Hill Tunnel will be closed from May to August
  • One side of I-94 will be closed for four weekends in August
  • Hwy 252 south will be closed for up to three months at the I-94 bridge in Brooklyn Center
  • Some parking under freeway bridges will be restricted during repairs
  • The WB I-94 ramp from NB I-35W will be closed during Lowry Tunnel construction
    • Detour: WB Hwy 62 to NB Hwy 100
  • The EB I-394 ramp to EB I-94 closed during eastbound work on Lowry Tunnel
    • Detour: SB Hwy 100 to EB Hwy 62 to NB I-35W

Truck traffic

  • All trucks weighing more than 9,000 pounds will be prohibited from the Lowry Hill Tunnel during project work

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