Detroit-Windsor Tunnel to close Saturday to nonessential traffic amid COVID-19 outbreak

Detroit-Windsor Tunnel reopens following renovations
Posted at 7:09 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 19:34:47-04

(WXYZ) — The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel will close to all nonessential travel starting Saturday. This is in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), officials say.

The closure will take effect Saturday, March 21 at 12:01 a.m. This move will not effect workers that are deemed "essential" and who have required documentation to travel.

Officials add that there are two other changes being implemented along with the closure:

• DWT will no longer accept CASH from Detroit to Windsor, starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 21. Travelers will be able to pay via their Nexpress account, which can be opened at; by credit card on readers mounted on the exterior of each tollbooth; or by the DWT mobile app (search for NEXPRESS on the app store of your choice).

• Transit Windsor’s tunnel bus service will stop service as of 8 p.m. March 19.