Work could begin soon on a project to expand West 76th Street in North Davenport.
The City Council has awarded a nearly $4 million contract to Valley Construction to connect the road between Division Street and Northwest Boulevard.
Public Works Director Nicole Gleason says the connection could eventually change the area completely, because it will make about 60 acres of land available for development.
"But as economic development goes, and expansion goes, things don't happen immediately, but over time it definitely will open up the area," Gleason said.
The project needs approval by the Iowa Department of Transportation, and Gleason says it would take about a year to complete.