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Motorists won't be able to use the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel after the Monday Night Football game between the Lions and New York Jets, officials said.

The tunnel's owner said the underground border crossing will be closed from 8 p.m. Monday to 5:30 a.m. Tuesday for renovations.

The tunnel is undergoing the final phase of a $21.6 million renovation project that started in October 2017. The project is scheduled to wrap up this fall.

The Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Corp. announced it would close the tunnel for the construction in August 2017.

Under the project, crews are replacing the tunnel's concrete ceiling and other upgrades to the infrastructure.

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Corp. are paying for the renovations, which will be completed by Michigan-based Toebe Construction Co.

Detroit-based American Roads operates the tunnel under a lease with the city of Detroit. The company said it has invested more than $50 million in infrastructure, service, safety and security improvements to the tunnel since 1998.

The 86-year-old tunnel is nearly a mile long and 75 feet below the Detroit River. It has about 12,000 daily users and is the only existing sub aqueous international automobile border crossing, according to The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.

cramirez@detroitnews.com

Twitter: @CharlesERamirez

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