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Intermittent Closures Ahead As Detroit-Windsor Tunnel Completes Renovations

Intermittent Closures Ahead As Detroit-Windsor Tunnel Completes Renovations”

The tunnel will be closed from 8 p.m. Oct 20 through 5:30 a.m. Oct 30.

The Detroit-Windsor tunnel will completely shut down for 10 days for repairs. It will reopen on October 30 at 5:30 a.m.

He says they are working with a number of agencies including the bridge to ensure the traffic redirected to the bridge will continue to flow.

A recent inspection by the tunnel's engineering consultant uncovered a dire need for a "full removal and replacement of 4,000 linear feet of the river section of the tube", according to the council report.

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Corporation released a schedule of closures, starting in October.

"We look forward to continuing to serve as the premier gateway to Windsor and Detroit for years to come and this work will help us to do just that", said Belitsky said.

Oct. 20 to Oct. 30: The tunnel will be closed for 9 full days starting at 8:00pm on October 20 and reopening at 5:30 am on October 30.

From Oct. 30 through November 22, the tunnel will be closed from 8 p.m.to 5:30 a.m. Sunday - Thursday.

Korosec said that customs officers who would normally be stationed at the tunnel will move over to the bridge to handle extra traffic, especially during busier commuter hours including the morning and evening rush hours.

The construction project on the 86-year-old structure will cost $17-million.

Then, it will close again Sunday nights and Thursday nights from 8 p.m.to 5:30 a.m. from November 27 through December 23.

December 23 to 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.



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