The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel LLC announced today that nightly closures for renovations will end this week, and the tunnel will return to its normal 24/7 operation on July 19. The tunnel will remain open until mid-August, after which it will close for only one night per week through September 30, 2019.
This means that Transit Windsor service through the tunnel will return to regular hours
as well starting July 19, 2019. For details on rates and hours visit transitwindsor.ca
Complete news release from the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel LLC:
The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, which is nearing the completion of a $21.6 million renovation project, will return to normal hours, open 24 hours per day from July 19 through mid August, after which it will close for only one night per week through Sept. 30.
Travelers are directed to get real-time updates and traffic information online at www.dwtunnel.com
, on Twitter @DetWinTunnel, on Facebook or on the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel mobile app, which is available on IOS or Android devices.
Construction began in late October 2017 and is expected to be completed this year. The tunnel had been closed during construction from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday. Because a majority of tunnel users are commuters, the closure schedule was designed to complete the project as safely and quickly as possible, with the least disruption for the tunnel’s 12,000 daily users.
The work is funded by American Roads and Windsor Detroit Borderlink Limited. The project includes the replacement of the ceiling, as well as masonry, electrical work and other improvements.
American Roads is committed to conducting this work while causing the least amount of disruption to drivers. The company greatly appreciates the help and cooperation of its users, partners and the media during this important construction project!
About the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel
The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is the only international, vehicular, subaqueous border crossing in the world. It has been recognized as one of the great engineering wonders of the world and is one of the most important border crossings between the United States and Canada. Located between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, connecting the U.S. interstates to Ontario’s Highway 401, it is one of the fastest links between the two countries.
For more information on the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, go to www.dwtunnel.com.
Travelers can get real-time updates and traffic information online at www.dwtunnel.com
, on Twitter @DetWinTunnel.