The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is an underwater passage for vehicles, providing downtown-to-downtown crossing from Windsor, Ontario to Detroit, Michigan. The sub-aqueous, international infrastructure is the only one of its kind, connecting 12,000 vehicles and passengers to their destination daily.
Spanning four acres of roadway area with one of the world’s most elaborate ventilation systems, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is the preferred method of transportation for commuters, travelers, and those looking to experience the vibrance and entertainment of surrounding communities. Learn more about the Detroit Windsor Tunnel here.
- Serves over 4 million vehicles per year and nearly 40,000 registered users
- Nearly one mile in length, 75 feet below the surface of the Detroit River
- 1.5 million cubic feet of fresh air pumped into the tunnel each minute
- Outfitted with 356 LED lights, 80,000 cubic yards of concrete, and 750 tons of reinforced steel
- The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel was formally dedicated on Saturday, November 1, 1930. President Herbert Hoover turned a "golden key" in Washington that rang bells in both Detroit and Windsor to mark the opening of the tunnel