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
  • Replace all entrance and exit ramps

Traffic impacts

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

Possible impacts

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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