Nightly closures on eastbound I-94 in Minneapolis this week

The freeway is closed as crews continue to work on the years-long I-35W reconstruction project.
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The eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 through downtown Minneapolis are closed overnight this week. 

The nightly closure, which includes the eastbound lanes of the Lowry tunnel, started Tuesday night and will continue through Friday, June 4, with the eastbound lanes closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Motorists will be detoured from westbound Interstate 394 to southbound Highway 100, to eastbound Highway 62 to northbound Interstate 35W.

This closure is part of the Minnesota Department of Transportation's years-long I-35W reconstruction project that aims to reduce congestion and increase traffic mobility. 

Work on the $239 million project began in the summer of 2017 and is expected to be completed this fall. 

The project involves MnDOT working on a 2.5 mile stretch of the freeway, between 43rd Street and 15th Street in Minneapolis. Crews are installing new concrete on the more than 50-year-old roadway, rebuilding 11 bridges and repairing four others. MnDOT is also adding new ramps and MnPASS lanes and building new pedestrian bridges.

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