Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

Oct. 23, 2017

I-94 east to close early Thursday for work in Portland Tunnel

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Motorists will see a short-term closure of eastbound Interstate 94 at the Portland Avenue Tunnel Thursday morning while crews make a repair.

The Portland Tunnel will close from midnight to 5 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. Eastbound I-94 will be reduced to two lanes at the tunnel starting at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 while crews prepare for the full closure.

Motorists can take the detour of Interstate 35W south to 46th Street to I-35W north to I-94 east. Westbound I-94 will remain fully open during the Portland Tunnel closure.

Crews completed repairs on the Portland Tunnel earlier this year during the I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project and are returning for additional work.

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