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Detroit-Windsor Tunnel to undergo renovations, closures

Renovations of the 86-year-old Detroit-Windsor Tunnel will resume in October, forcing overnight closures through spring 2018 and 10 full days of closures in October. The tunnel has already undergone masonry and electrical work, along with plaza renovations on both sides in 2015. The final phase of the renovations will include concrete ceiling and infrastructure improvements.

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Corporation released a schedule of closures, starting in October. The tunnel will remain open through heavy holiday times and weekends.

  • October 20-30: The tunnel will be closed from 8 p.m. Oct 20 through 5:30 a.m. Oct 30.
  • October 30-November 22: The tunnel will be closed 8 p.m.-5:30 a.m. Sunday-Thursday.
  • November 23-26: The tunnel will be open to traffic.
  • November 27-December 23: The tunnel will be closed 8 p.m.- 5:30 a.m. Sunday-Thursday.
  • December 23- January 1, 2018: The tunnel will be open to traffic.
  • Jan. 2- mid-June: The tunnel will be closed from 8 p.m.- 5:30 a.m. Sunday-Thursday.

Detroit-based American Roads operates the tunnel under a lease with the City of Detroit. This current renovation work is being paid for by Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Corp.