Periodic closures suspended at Windsor-Detroit Tunnel

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

Essential workers headed to Detroit will have an easier time this month at the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel.

The Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Corporation announced Wednesday that the weekly overnight closures at the tunnel have been suspended to allow travellers deemed essential to use the crossing anytime.

The weekly closures were scheduled for April 16, April 23, and April 30 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. The almost 90-year-old tunnel has been undergoing a $22 million renovation with a roof replacement as the centrepiece of the project.

The tunnel corporation reminds people that the tunnel bus service to Detroit has been suspended until further notice.

The federal government closed the border last week to all but essential commuters and emergency traffic, as part of efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Commercial traffic is still permitted to cross as usual.