Skip to main content

Quit speeding through the Lowry Tunnel – officials made 179 stops in a week

Troopers have issued 159 citations.

Slow down in construction areas. State officials have been warning people all summer.

Not only is it dangerous to you, other drivers and construction workers – you could end up with a hefty fine. And according to the Minnesota State Patrol, a lot of people are in the process of paying those off.

Between June 28 and July 5, troopers made 179 stops and issued 159 citations. And that's just in the Lowry Tunnel area.

There will be extra patrols out watching for speeding drivers. That'll go until July 23.

Just follow the posted speeds.

Last month, MnDOT dropped the speed limit on I-94 between Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis and Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center. That's because there were 275 crashes in just three months.

Lowry Tunnel construction

The Lowry Tunnel area is a mess right now because it's part of MnDOT’s big, $46.3 million construction project on a 9-mile stretch of the interstate between Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center. The entire project is expected to be finished next year, but the Lowry Tunnel closures will only be for the next few months.

Through mid-September, there will be lane closures and restrictions.

The lanes through the Lowry Tunnel are skinnier than normal, too. So the speed limits are lower.

You can read more about the project here.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-06-25 at 7.55.28 PM

Charges: Cop feared for his life during struggle for gun with suspect

Allen Denzel Oliver-Hall has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

Burnsville, Minnesota - May 2019 (2)

Shootout near Erik's Bike Shop, Lunds & Byerlys in Burnsville

Police say youths were shooting at each other on Saturday afternoon.

minnesota river

Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.

Screen Shot 2022-06-25 at 11.01.17 AM

Woman breaks free after being kidnapped and taken to Brooklyn Park

The woman was taken by force as she arrived at her work in Plymouth.

image

How the fastest animal on the planet returned to MN after local extinction

The fastest animal on Earth had once vanished from Minnesota and Wisconsin.

image

St. Paul's new 'skate trail' brings non-traditional park to life

Gateway Park is the first of four parks to open in the Highland Bridge redevelopment.

FWDqyh6UEAENgIG

80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.

290376311_5009722282489162_198055240351933487_n

30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town

It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.

Intersection in Rochester.

Boy dies in motorcycle crash in Rochester

Police are investigating as of Friday afternoon.

Related

The Lowry Tunnel is going to be an even bigger nightmare this summer

The next three months are going to be pretty frustrating.

275 crashes later, MnDOT lowers speed limit in I-94 construction area

Over the course of three months, there have already been 275 crashes just along that nine-mile stretch.

I-94 repairs start this spring – brace yourself for lane closures, backups and detours

You still have some time to figure out how to get around the construction.

Parts of some Metro Transit light rails won't run this weekend

Parts of the Blue and Green lines won't run this weekend.

PSA: Don't 'block the box' – it makes downtown traffic even worse

Traffic has sucked this week, but Minneapolis says some drivers are making it worse.

PSA: Don't 'block the box' – it makes downtown traffic even worse

Traffic has sucked this week, but Minneapolis says some drivers are making it worse.