Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Sept.25, 2016

Lowry Hill Tunnel on I-94 West to close overnight 3 days this week

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Motorists will see overnight closures at the Lowry Hill Tunnel on westbound Interstate 94 in Minneapolis for three days this week.

The tunnel will close daily, weather permitting, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26; Wednesday, Sept. 27; Thursday, Sept. 28.

It will not close Friday, Sept. 29 and Sunday Oct. 1 as originally planned because of a nearby closure scheduled on Interstate 35W. The westbound tunnel will remain open during the weekend.

Crews were not scheduled to work Saturday, Sept. 30.

The detour for the tunnel closure is the prohibited vehicle route that takes motorists off I-94 west at the Hennepin/Lyndale exit.

The eastbound tunnel will remain open.

Crews will work on installing curb, permanent striping, lighting and final work inside the tunnel on I-94 west while the tunnel is closed.

The work is part of the I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project that started March 20. The $46 million project included resurfacing nine miles of freeway, fixing 50 bridges, ramp repairs and repairs to the Lowry Hill and Portland Avenue tunnels. Much of the work is complete. Crews will continue making improvements on I-94 through October and will return in spring of 2018 for some ramp and bridge work. The project is expected to be complete by July of 2018.

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit www.511mn.org.