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I-94 Improvements Affecting Brooklyn Center and General Information
The I-94 Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center improvements are a Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) project that consists of pavement surface, drainage and bridge rehabilitation to approximately 50 bridges. The project began March 20, 2017, and is expected to be completed summer 2018. For project information please contact Mn/DOT or visit their website:

Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Lowry Tunnel Traffic Restrictions

Lowry Tunnel Construction:

I-94 east from I-694 to Highway 252 is scheduled to close at 10 p.m. Friday, September 22 until 5 a.m. Monday, September 25 for paving. The detour is I-94/694 to 169 south to I-394 east.

You might see some lane closures from Highway 252 to 55 but motorists will be able to get through. The ramps that go to and from Shingle Creek Parkway on I-94 east will be closed.

All of this is weather permitting.

Westbound I-94 will be open.

Points of Contact
Project issues, regional traffic issues and general project information:

Marcell Walker, Project Manager          Dave Aeikens, Public Affairs Coordinator
651-234-7712                                        651-234-7511

Metro Transit
Bus stop, bus routes and park 'n' ride information:

City of Brooklyn Center
Local impacts on streets and traffic/speeding issues:

Public Works - General Issues                           Police Department - Speeding                        
763-569-3340                                                     911 or Non-Emergency at 763-569-3333 

Traffic Impacts on Local Streets

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Trunk Highway 252 Detour Map

The City of Brooklyn Center is expecting significant traffic that will divert to local streets due to the closure of southbound Trunk Highway 252 at I-694. While Mn/DOT has posted a detour with other regional notifications to use alternate routes, our local City streets are expected to be impacted. City staff is looking at retiming certain traffic signal systems and other temporary traffic control to help address any safety or delay issues. However, due to the need to continue local traffic connectivity and for adequate emergency services, the City is not anticipating any roadway closures in response to increased traffic levels. Your patience throughout the duration of Mn/DOT's project is appreciated. Please contact the above listed with any concerns or safety issues.