Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info


Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center

Traffic impacts

Hennepin Lyndale project location map
I-94 Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center project location map
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Watch for temporary, off-peak lane closures throughout the project area.

Note: The speed limit is 60 mph for both directions of I-94 from I-694 to the Lowry Tunnel

Watch for overnight lane and full closures in the Lowry and Portland tunnels through October.

Ramps now open

  • WB I-694 to EB I-94
  • Dowling Ave. to EB I-94

Road closures

Tue, Sept. 26 through Thu, Sept. 28; 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily
  • Westbound Lowry Tunnel will be closed
    • Detour: Hennepin/Lyndale Ave.
10 p.m. Fri, Sept. 22 through 5 a.m. Mon, Sept. 25

Lane closures

Note: Expect lane shifts and restrictions on EB I-94 and WB I-94 between Shingle Creek Pkwy and Nicollet Ave. in Mpls through the end of 2017.

Sept. 19 to Sun, Oct. 1
  • I-94/I-694 to Hwy 252 is reduced to two lanes
  • Traffic switched to inside shoulder at Shingle Creek Bridge
  • SB Hwy 252 is reduced to a single lane at I-694
Through Sun, Oct. 1
  • EB I-94 is reduced to two lanes between I-694/I-94 split and Hwy 252. Traffic shifted to two inside lanes
Through fall
  • Shoulder closed on I-94 between 42nd and 49th Avenues and Broadway Ave.

Ramp closures

10 p.m. Fri, Sept. 22 through 5 a.m. Mon, Sept. 25
  • Third St. to WB I-394 is closed
  • Shingle Creek Pkwy to and from EB I-94 is closed


Ramp closures

2018 - for one to two months
  • EB I-394 to WB I-94 will be closed
  • WB I-94 to Hwy 55 will be closed

About this project

Summary of work

Work on I-94 will include:

  • Resurfacing about nine miles of pavement on I-94 between Nicollet Ave. in Minneapolis and Shingle Creek Prkwy in Brooklyn Center
  • Repairing 50 bridges on or over I-94
  • Reconstructing westbound I-94 bridge deck over Hwy 252 in Brooklyn Center
  • Repairing tile in (I-94) Lowry and Portland Avenue tunnels
  • Replacing guardrail
  • Improving drainage and concrete barrier in areas
  • Replace all entrance and exit ramps


I-94 Lowry Tunnel project work

Watch this video to learn more about the specific project work happening in the I-94 Lowry Tunnel

I-94 road construction video

Watch this video to learn more about the work on I-94