(WINDSOR, ON) – Construction is being halted on the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel for two days this week. In the midst of renovations that will continue to close access to the tunnel until into June this summer, crews will be getting a break tomorrow and Thursday.
The $21.6 million project, being funded by Windsor Detroit Borderlink and tunnel operator American Roads, has been on-going since last October and has included full shutdowns of the facility. Lately, the border crossing has been closed nightly from 8pm until 5:30am.
Traffic was down 2.33 per cent at the tunnel during 2017. The renovations being done includes ceiling repair and masonry and electrical work. However, workers will not be on the job the two nights this week, so the decision was made to open the 87 year-old tunnel to vehicles.
Tunnel officials will revert to nightly closings when construction resumes.