Iowa DOT News Release

U.S. 6 (Kimberly Road) in Davenport to close May 4 #iatraffic

Posted on: April 29, 2015

DAVENPORT, Iowa – April 29, 2015 – The Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern (DME) Railroad, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Transportation, will replace the railroad crossing just west of Eastern Avenue in Davenport during the week of May 4. U.S. 6 (Kimberly Road) will need to be closed during this crossing replacement project due to the size of the railroad equipment used for the work, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 6 office.

The railroad will replace the railroad crossing one-half section at a time to ease some of the traffic concerns. Motorists will need to follow the marked detour via Eastern Avenue to 53rd Street to the Brady and Harrison streets corridor. Traffic will be closed in alternate directions on differing days.

Iowa DOT will provide all of the signing necessary to mark detour routes; the city of Davenport will adjust the timing of traffic signals within the detour route to keep traffic flowing as best as possible.

This project should be completed by May 8, 2015, weather permitting.

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The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey 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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