Minnesota Department of Transportation

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I-94

Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center

Traffic impacts

Watch the I-94 Project Construction video to learn more about what is to come this year.

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.

Now open:

  • Lyndale Ave. to WB I-394
  • Washington/Broadway Ave. to WB I-94
  • WB I-94 to WB I-394
    • Note: The WB I-394 HOV lane is now operating as normal
  • The ramp from Lyndale Ave. to WB I-94

Road closures

May 8 through Tue, June 20
  • SB Hwy 252 to EB I-94 is closed for bridge work

    Detour: WB I-94/I-694 to SB Hwy 100 to EB I-394. See detour map (PDF).

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.

Lowry Tunnel and Portland Ave. Tunnel work will include lane closures. Watch for these lane closures overnight.

Thu, June 8 through mid-August
  • EB I-94 traffic shifted to inside lanes between Hwy 55 and Hwy 252. The shoulders will be unavailable.
June 6 through mid-August
  • WB I-94 traffic shifted to inside lanes between Hwy 55 and Hwy 252. The shoulders will be unavailable.
June 1 through Tue, Aug. 1
  • EB I-94 is reduced to two lanes between I-694/I-94 split and Hwy 252. Traffic shifted to two inside lanes
April 4 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.
April 3 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

June 21 through Sat, July 8
  • 53rd St. to WB I-94 is closed
June 19 through Sun, July 2
  • WB I-94 to 49th Ave. is closed


    Detour:
    Dowling Ave. to North Lyndale Ave. to 49th Ave. See detour map.

June 14 through Thu, June 22
  • EB I-94 to Broadway Ave. is closed


    Detour:
    EB I-94 to 7th St. N to NB Emerson Ave. to Broadway Ave. See detour map.

June 8 through Thu, June 22
  • EB I-94 to Hennepin/Lyndale Ave. is closed


    Detour:
    WB Hwy 55/7th St. N to SB Lyndale Ave. N to SB Hennepin/Lyndale Ave. S. See detour map.

May 8 to Fri, Sept. 1
  • WB I-694 to EB I-94 is closed
May 8 through Sat, June 24
  • EB I-94 to WB I-394 is closed


    Detour:
    EB I-94 to SB I-35W to WB Hwy 62 to NB Hwy 100 to WB I-394. See detour map (PDF).

April 1 through July
  • 49th Ave. to EB I-94  is closed


    Detour:
    49th Ave. to Bryant Ave. to 45th Ave. then Lyndale Ave. to Dowling St. exit. See detour map (PDF).

Upcoming

Road closure

Fri, June 23 to Mon, June 26

Lowry Tunnel closure

10 p.m. Fri, June 23 to Noon Sun, June 25
  • The EB Lowry Tunnel will be closed


    Detour:
    Hwy 100 to EB Hwy 62 to NB I-35W to EB I-94.

    Reference the I-94 Lowry Tunnel Fact Sheet for complete details about traffic impacts

Mon, June 26 through early-August
  • The WB Lowry Tunnel will be closed. Traffic will be shifted to the eastbound side of the Lowry Tunnel, two lanes in each direction will be available. See affiliated ramp closures detour map.

    Note:
    All trucks weighing more than 9,000 pounds will be prohibited from the Lowry Tunnel. They will be detoured to I-35W, Hwy 62, Hwy 100 back to I-94

Ramp closures

Sat, June 24 through mid-September
  • NB I-35W to WB I-94 will be closed


    Detour:
    WB I-694 to WB I-94. See detour map.

  • 4th Ave. S to WB I-94 will be closed


    Detour:
    16th Ave. to 15th St. to Lyndale Ave. S to WB I-94. See detour map.

    WB I-94 to WB I-394 will be closed


    Detour: SB I-35W to WB Hwy 62 to NB Hwy 100 to WB I-394. See detour map.

  • Hwy 55 to EB I-94 will be closed


    Detour:
    Lyndale Ave. N to EB I-94. See detour map.

  • WB I-94 to Hwy 55 will be closed


    Detour:
    Dowling Ave. N to EB I-94 to Hwy 55/7th St. N to Hwy 55. See detour map.

Future

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

Bridge and Tunnel work

Mid-August through mid-September
  • The eastbound side of the Lowry Hill Tunnel will be closed and detoured
    • Traffic will be shifted to the westbound side of the tunnel. Both directions will have two lanes and there will be a concrete barrier in the middle.
    • Note: All trucks weighing more than 9,000 pounds will be prohibited from the Lowry Hill Tunnel during project work
  • During the eastbound tunnel repair the following ramps will be closed:
    • NB I-35W to WB I-94
      • Detour: WB Hwy 62 to NB Hwy 100
    • 4th Ave. S to WB I-94
    • EB I-94 to SB I-35W
    • EB Hwy 55 to EB I-94
    • EB I-394 (including HOV) to EB I-94
      • Detour: SB Hwy 100 to EB Hwy 62 to NB I-35W
  • Some parking under freeway bridges will be restricted during repairs
  • Reference the I-94 Lowry Tunnel Fact Sheet for complete details about traffic impacts

Lane Closures

  • One side of I-94 will be closed for four weekends in August

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