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Public Notice: I-74 Mississippi River Corridor Public Comment Opportunity

AMES, Iowa – May 24, 2016 – The Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation (Iowa DOT and Illinois DOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are proposing improvements to the I-74 corridor in the Quad Cities from 0.9 mile south of Avenue of the Cities (23rd Avenue) in Moline, Illinois, to 1 mile north of 53rd Street in Davenport, Iowa. The proposed improvements will increase capacity throughout the project corridor and include a new Mississippi River crossing, improvements to six existing service interchanges, and enhancements to the connecting arterial roadway system. The project will also provide improved opportunities for transit, bicycle/pedestrian, and intermodal connections. The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)/Section 4(f) Statement was signed on January 8, 2009, and the Record of Decision (ROD) was signed on April 29, 2009.

Re-evaluation of the April 29, 2009, ROD has been completed and captured in two technical memorandums (one each for the Iowa and Illinois portion) that describe the project changes that have occurred since the ROD. A re-evaluation is an assessment of any changes which may have occurred in either the project’s scope or the affected environment, and a determination of what environmental impacts might result from these changes.

Changes addressed in the re-evaluation include minor changes to the construction limits, major changes that required additional right-of-way or cause new impacts to resources, and impacts to known historic properties.

FHWA intends to make a Section 4(f) de minimis impact determination based on the Section 106 determination of No Adverse Effect on the two historic properties. The public is invited to review the technical memorandums supporting this re-evaluation by visiting The technical memorandums will also be available for review at:

Iowa Department of Transportation
District 6- Davenport Field Office
8723 NW Blvd.
Davenport, IA 52809

Douglas Rick, I-74 project manager
Phone: 800-262-5143

Illinois Department of Transportation
District 2 Office
819 Depot Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021

Comments must be received by June 23, 2016 to be considered as part of the public record.


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