Upcoming Lowry Tunnel traffic impacts

Wednesday, August 2

(Courtesy, Minnesota Department of Transportation)
Motorists driving on I-94 in Minneapolis through the Lowry Hill Tunnel will see lane changes starting the weekend of August 4.

In preparation for the changes, eastbound I-94 will close at the tunnel from midnight until 5 a.m. Fri, Aug. 4 and traffic will take the Hennepin/Lyndale exit.The ramp (including HOV) from eastbound I-394 to eastbound I-94 remains open during this tunnel closure.

Then early Friday morning, traffic will shift to the westbound side of the tunnel. Drivers will see two lanes in each direction with a concrete barrier in the middle.

Traffic from eastbound I-394 to eastbound I-94 will continue to be able to use the eastbound tunnel until Aug. 14. Then the ramp from eastbound I-394 to eastbound I-94 will close until Aug. 28 for improvements.

Here are additional ramps that will also be closed during this stage of tunnel work:
Northbound I-35W to westbound I-94
Hwy 55 to eastbound I-94
Fourth Ave. to westbound I-94
Eastbound I-94 to southbound I-35W

This final stage is expected to be in place until mid-September while crews work on bridges near the Lowry Hill Tunnel and make repairs inside the tunnel.

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