MnDOT to close Lowry Tunnel in Minneapolis for cleaning

Prepare to find a new way through downtown Minneapolis next week. Transportation crews are completely shutting down the Lowry Tunnel next Monday and Tuesday for its annual fall cleaning.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Prepare to find a new way through downtown Minneapolis next week. Transportation crews are completely shutting down the Lowry Tunnel next Monday and Tuesday for its annual fall cleaning.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-12-02 at 9.55.05 PM

Small plane lands on northbound I-35W in Twin Cities

A large police presence is at the scene.

Plainview

Judge orders Minnesota gym that defied shutdown to close

Attorney General Keith Ellison sued the gym after it remained open.

montana cutbank

Charges: Man shot victim 'without provocation' using sawed-off shotgun

The incident happened on Nov. 24 in Ten Lake Township, located in Beltrami County.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Walz, first responders address Minnesotans

Some departments have been forced to shift staffing or suspend service due to COVID-19.

covid-19, coronavirus

CDC says COVID-19 quarantine period can be cut to 10 or 7 days

You can come out of a 7-day quarantine following exposure provided you've had a negative test.

maple grove fire

1 person found dead inside Maple Grove business that burned down

A person had been unaccounted following the fire that destroyed Hanson Implement and Storage Tuesday night.

One-dollar bill, cash, money

Appeals court rules MN high school students can get unemployment benefits

They've been denied the benefits, and some were even asked to pay them back.

covid-19, coronavirus

Dec. 2 COVID-19 update: 77 more deaths in Minnesota

The death toll is closing in on 3,700 in Minnesota.

City Pages

Fan creates City Pages archive, Star Tribune tells him to remove it

After word spread that the defunct newspaper's website would go down, a fan created his own copy. Then he got a cease and desist letter.

Adam Thielen

Vikings activate Adam Thielen off COVID-19/reserve list

The star receiver missed last week's victory over Carolina.

Screen Shot 2020-12-02 at 10.27.14 AM

Naked man shot by St. Paul cop is charged for sexual assault of ex-girlfriend

The 31-year-old suspect remains at Regions Hospital after being shot.

Related

Lowry Tunnel in Minneapolis closes Monday night

Interstate 94 on the western edge of downtown Minneapolis is closing in both directions at the Lowry Tunnel starting at 10 p.m. Monday so crews can clean the dirty underpass. The shutdown will last until 5 a.m. for the twice-a-year scrub-down.

Possible suicide attempt closes I-94 in Minneapolis

Authorities shut down lanes on the highway and traffic was backed up for miles because of a "jumper" on a bridge just east of the Lowry Tunnel.

Screen Shot 2020-10-29 at 3.19.05 PM

This video of the Lowry Hill Tunnel walls being cleaned is oddly satisfying

The tunnel will be closed overnight Thursday for cleaning.

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

The next three months are going to be pretty frustrating.

MnDOT chief steps down to run AAA Minneapolis

Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Thomas Sorel is leaving the 5,000-worker agency that he has guided since April 2008, and on Dec. 1 will become the new leader of AAA Minneapolis, a 200,000-member auto club.

Late night explorer of Minneapolis tunnels needs Fire Department rescue

At about 3 A.M. two men lowered themselves into a network of tunnels under an old Pillsbury flour mill in Minneapolis. At about 5:30 the fire department arrived to rescue one of them, who suffered muscle fatigue and was unable to climb out of the tunnel. The men may face trespassing charges.