On Sunday October 18, 2015, the Detroit Windsor Tunnel will close from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in order to accommodate the 38th running of the Detroit Free Press-Talmer Bank Marathon. Last year approximately 20,000 runners competed in this world-renowned event.
Part of the course includes the Detroit Windsor Tunnel where runners head north from Windsor to Detroit. This is often referred to as “The Underwater Mile” portion of the Marathon. The Tunnel is closed to all vehicular traffic during this event.
The Tunnel will open precisely at 10:00 a.m. in order to accommodate normal weekend traffic as well as a Detroit Lions football game scheduled at Ford Field in Detroit at 1 p.m. EDT against the Chicago Bears.
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Welcome to the Detroit Windsor Tunnel!
Below you will find information about our most commonly asked questions.
Current traffic conditions.
Check out the metro Detroit traffic at the Detroit or Windsor plaza here, and you'll know what lanes are open, see video of moving traffic and get an estimate of how long it will take to cross the Detroit Windsor border.
Travel to Caesars Windsor, Detroit Tigers baseball, Red Wings hockey, and other attractions... fast.
Are you commuting to work, visiting top restaurants, gaming in the Detroit and Caesars Windsor, attending your favorite sporting events and attractions, or just visiting family and friends?
No matter the destination, we'll try to get you there as fast as possible.
Located between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario, our tunnel connects the U.S. interstates to Ontario's Highway 401. In fact, the Detroit Windsor Tunnel provides one of the fastest links between Canada and the United States.
Use our expanded inspections facilities that ease the Customs and Immigration process.
As part of the U.S. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), the United States requires that all travelers, including U.S. and Canadian citizens, present a specific document to enter the United States by air, land or water:
- A valid Passport, a Passport Card, a Nexus card, or
- An Enhanced Michigan Driver's License, a FAST Card
Have you replaced your larger vehicles with vans for environmental and economic reasons? You may enjoy a savings of up to 25% on toll and volume discounts!
And with our commercial credit system, you can take advantage of faster processing at the toll booths, automatic fare calculation by vehicle weight, easier record-keeping, and top-notch customer service.
Check out The Tunnel Bus, operated by Transit Windsor. With this exclusive feature of the Detroit-Windsor tunnel, you can leave the driving to us and enjoy quick, cost-effective trips between downtown Windsor and Detroit.
If you want to save time and money, and cross the border as quickly and easily as possible, we're waiting for you!
Contact us!. We'd love to hear your feedback and suggestions!
Happy travels over the Detroit Windsor border!
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