I-74 Bridge

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.

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. 

One of the early efforts at cooperation among local governments is now celebrating a milestone. And helping the Bi-State Regional Commission mark its 50th anniversary Wednesday will be top officials from both Iowa and Illinois. 

Moving Mussels

Aug 2, 2016
Gary J. Wege/USFWS.

After nearly 20 years of planning, a project has started to save thousands of mussels in the Mississippi River between Moline and Bettendorf. Tuesday a Saint Louis company began re-locating mussels along the route of the new I-74 bridge. 

http://bit.ly/28YLT8S / Bi-State Regional Commission

Local officials want to know Quad Cities residents would spend federal transportation funds. Tomorrow, the Bi-State Regional Commission's transportation policy committee will hold a public hearing about the Transportation Improvement Program for 2017 through 2020.

City of Moline

Now that several major projects are underway in downtown Moline, how can the city improve transportation between them, by car, bike, and on foot. Wednesday the Planning Commission and Project Management Team will discuss a proposed transportation plan for the riverfront.

View of the 7th Avenue on-ramp in Moline
http://ow.ly/ZUmJO / Google Maps

As we wait for the new Interstate-74 bridge to be built, the Illinois Department of Transportation continues to make sure the existing one is safe.

WVIK Staff

Business and government leaders from the Quad Cities will travel to the Illinois capitol Wednesday. They'll ask state officials for money to build the new I-74 bridge and finish construction at Western Illinois University. 

City of Bettendorf

Bettendorf wants to be prepared when the new I-74 bridge opens downtown. This month, officials revealed a "master plan," that would give the city a new look, and add more businesses and homes.

Moline Preservation Society

After seven years, some residents of Moline have given up their long fight to save the old railroad depot. This week, the city is expected officially to sell the 115 year old building to the Illinois Department of Transportation, with demolition probably in the spring.