Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Aug. 25, 2017

Lowry Tunnel scheduled to fully reopen Aug. 31

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Both directions of the Lowry Hill Tunnel are scheduled to reopen the morning of Aug. 31 with three lanes going in each direction.

This plan is weather permitting and would put the tunnel back to its traditional configuration about 10 days ahead of schedule. The tunnel has been closed since June 24 for improvements.

A number of closures are needed before the tunnel, reopens:

  • From 10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30 both directions of the tunnel will close. When it reopens, three lanes will travel through the eastbound tunnel and two through west bound.
  • From 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30 to 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, I-94 west will be closed. When it reopens, all tunnel lanes and ramps will be open.

The following ramps, which have been closed since June 23, will open by 5 a.m. Thursday:

  • I-35W north to I-94 west
  • Highway 55 to I-94 east
  • Fourth Avenue to I-94 east

I-394 East to I-94 east will reopen early Monday as planned. It will take traffic through the Lowry Tunnel and will remain open during the full closure of I-94 East Tuesday into Wednesday.

Westbound I-94 will close from 10 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday while crews work inside the tunnel.

Once the tunnel fully reopens, additional lane closures will be needed in the tunnel through September to complete some work.

Please see the project webpage for more information: www.mndot.gov/metro/projects/i94brooklyncntr/

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