Iowa Department of Transportation

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. 

iowaenergyplan.org

Dubuque residents could help Iowa develop its first comprehensive energy plan. Thursday, the state will hold a public forum for the Iowa Energy Plan, at Northeast Iowa Community College in Dubuque. 

I-80 Study Begins

Jan 25, 2016
Ia Dept of Transportation

Would you like to help re-build Interstate 80 ? The Iowa Department of Transportation is starting a long-term study of possible improvements from Council Bluffs to the Quad Cities, and a key component will be public participation.

Transportation Engineering Specialist, Wes Mayberry, says their goal is to make to 50 to 60 year old highway safer, and able to carry more traffic.

Along the busiest stretch, from Iowa City to Davenport, it now carries an average of 35,000 vehicles per day, and will reach an estimated 53,000 by 2040. 

People who sign up will soon begin receiving memos from the DOT, and asked to comment.

You can sign up by going to the Iowa DOT website and looking for the "I-80 Planning Study."

Mayberry says it's way too early to know the cost of rebuilding the interstate, and when any future projects will start.

Iowa Dept of Transportation

After several weeks of traffic tie-ups on one side of the I-74 bridge between Moline and Bettendorf, delays will now affect the other side, for several weeks.

I-74 Headache

Jul 20, 2015

Getting across the Mississippi River on the I-74 Bridge could be a headache for some drivers for the next 3 weeks. The Iowa Department of Transportation says work on the pavement will restrict traffic to one lane on the Illinois-bound side from today through August 9th.

A key group of state officials will focus on the transportation needs of the Quad Cities next week . The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its monthly meeting in Davenport, Monday and Tuesday. 

Iowa Department of Transportation

Even though bridge construction is still at least two years away, the project to replace the I-74 bridge across the Mississippi River is on schedule. Project Manager, Doug Rick from the Iowa Department of Transportation, will give an update this afternoon to the Bi-State Regional Commission.

Davenport

The Iowa Department of Transportation has concluded red light and speed cameras in Davenport have generally made several busy intersections safer, but not all. 

In a tweet yesterday, the Iowa Department of Transportation said a dozen of its snowplows were hit while half a foot of snow fell. The message also reminded drivers to be careful and give "snowfighters" more room to get roads cleared, and it included a link to this video.

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