Iowa DOT News Release

Intermittent nighttime lane and ramp closures on I-74 bridges near Bettendorf begin April 16 #iatraffic

Posted on: April 13, 2017

DAVENPORT, Iowa – April 13, 2017 – A bridge rehabilitation and cleaning project for the Interstate 74 bridges over the Mississippi River in Bettendorf, Iowa, and Moline, Illinois, will require intermittent nighttime lane and ramp closures in both directions of I-74 between U.S. 67, Grant Street, and State Street (exit 4) near Bettendorf; and Seventh Avenue (exit 2) near Moline beginning Sunday, April 16, until Monday, July 3, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Davenport construction office.

Traffic impacts

  • The lane and ramp closures will occur when work is taking place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday nights through Friday mornings.
  • When the River Drive on-ramp to westbound I-74 in Moline is closed, detoured traffic will enter I-74 at the Seventh Avenue on-ramp.
  • When the State Street on-ramp to eastbound I-74 in Bettendorf is closed, detoured traffic will enter I-74 using the Grant Street on-ramp.
  • An 8-foot-6-inch width lane restriction will be in place for this project.

Motorists should be prepared for some delays in the work zone. Through traffic will be maintained at all times. Motorists should look out for flaggers in the work zone.

Cramer & Associates is the contractor these projects. The bridge cleaning portion is $256,200 and the bridge rehabilitation portion is $947,450.

The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.

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