Tunnel to resume normal operation hours

Windsor-Detroit tunnel 2019. June 18, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Windsor-Detroit tunnel)

Commuters will soon not have to worry as much about crossing the border.

Officials with the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel announced Wednesday morning that they will resume normal operating hours starting this weekend, and reduce the number of days the tunnel is closed due to the renovation of the roof.

According to a tweet, the tunnel will return to regular 24-hour operation this Friday night and continue until mid-August. At that point, the tunnel will only be closed one night a week through the end of September.

The tunnel is wrapping up a massive, $21.6 million effort to replace the roof, part of the structure that opened in 1930.

The work has been ongoing since the fall of 2017, and the tunnel had been closed Sunday through Thursday evenings, resulting in increased traffic on the Ambassador Bridge and adjustments made by Transit Windsor with its popular tunnel bus to Detroit.

When the tunnel first opened, it was the longest underwater tunnel for vehicle traffic in the world.

Complete information about the roof renovation project, as well as up-to-the-minute traffic conditions, can be found at the tunnel’s official website.