Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

March 21, 2017

Eastbound Lowry Tunnel reduced to one lane overnight starting March 22

ROSEVILLE, Minn.- Motorists will see lane reductions and a ramp closure overnight while crews remove concrete in the eastbound Lowry Tunnel on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis.

Starting Wednesday, March 22, the eastbound half of the Lowry Tunnel will be reduced to two lanes at 8 p.m. and to one lane at 10 p.m. The tunnel should reopen daily by 6 a.m. These restrictions will be in place for up to three weeks.

While crews work in the tunnel, the eastbound I-394 ramp to I-94 east will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

This work is in preparation to move both east and westbound traffic into the eastbound tunnel in mid to late May while crews make repairs in the westbound tunnel.

The $46.3 million maintenance and preservation project includes work on 50 bridges, including the Lowry Tunnel, resurfacing of the interstate and ramps and other safety improvements.

Traffic capacity on I-94 will be reduced for much of the spring, summer and fall. Motorists should plan ahead, prepare for delays and pay attention in work zones.

Traffic restrictions and ramp and road closures will regularly change during the project. Visit the project website for updates on closures:

MnDOT’s 511 website provides real-time updates.