I-74

Courtesy of the Iowa DOT

Starting Friday, people who live and work in Bettendorf will have increased access to traveling over, and under, the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge.

The virtual reality program has been available at the Moline library since February. But now it's crossed the river and will re-open at the library in Bettendorf.

Detours in Bettendorf

Apr 2, 2018
Iowa DOT

As part of construction of the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge, some work and detours will begin this week  ( 4/2/18 ) in Bettendorf. The Iowa Department of Transportation says the work includes repairing 14th Street, and building a new entrance ramp from Grant Street to westbound Interstate 74. 

A section of road in downtown Moline will close Monday permanently,  as part of the I-74 bridge project. Weather permitting, 5th Avenue between I-74 and 21st Street will be closed.

Courtesy of the Iowa DOT

Quad City residents have consistently stated that aesthetics and having a unique landmark were the two factors that mattered most in the design of a replacement I-74 bridge.

20th Annual QC Marathon

Sep 22, 2017
QC Marathon

The 20th annual Quad Cities Marathon will be held this weekend - on Sunday morning - with the start and finish lines on River Drive in downtown Moline. Proceeds each year benefit  prostate cancer research and screening.

A drawing of the new I-74 bridge.
Iowa Department of Transportation

Plans for a new Interstate 74 bridge have been in the works for over a decade. And Monday, the Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for the bridge that will connect Bettendorf and Moline. 

Iowa Department of Transportation

If all goes according to plan, construction of the new I-74 bridge will begin this summer. Tuesday the Iowa Department of Transportation opened bids for the project connecting Moline with Bettendorf, across the Mississippi River.

A drawing of the new bridge.
IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Now that some of the preparation work is finished, actual construction of the new I-74 is next.

On Midwest Week — an update and a timetable. 

WVIK News

Motorists who travel along John Deere Road better prepare themselves for delays and detours. On Thursday a two-year project begins to widen John Deere Road in Moline. 

Drivers in Bettendorf will have to get used to finding alternate routes this year. Tuesday night the city council will hold a public hearing on the new budget, and it includes millions of dollars for major road, sewer, and storm sewer projects.

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