Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info


Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center

About this project

I-35E Cayuga improvement project location map
I-94 Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center project location map
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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

Traffic impacts

Traffic staging is in development. Specific information about road, bridge and ramp closures will be posted as it becomes available.

Possible impacts

  • Weekend closures of I-94 (some will be needed)
  • Short-term and long-term bridge and ramp closures
  • Periodic, off-peak lane closures on 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 and the speed limit will be reduced to 30 mph
  • 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

Truck traffic

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