I-74 Bridge

Todd Mizener / Argus & Dispatch/Quad-City Times

On Midwest Week, a local agency is helping teach people about construction of the new I-74 bridge.

Michelle O'Neill's guest is Jack Cullen, reporter for the Quad City Times. 

More information about the I-74 bridge construction project (including webcam images) is online HERE. And MetroLINK says the Channel Cat Water Taxi will continue operating on Saturdays and Sundays through October 14th, weather permitting. 

Driving through downtown Moline will be more difficult for the next few weeks. Beginning on Wednesday, River Drive will be closed in both directions between 23rd Street and 19th Street. Contractors will set girders over River Drive for the new I-74 bridge.

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.

http://www.i74riverbridge.com/traffic/webcams.aspx / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project website

Flooding on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities has not stopped construction of the new I-74 bridge.

Illinois Department of Transportation

A proposed bike and pedestrian trail may connect the new I-74 bridge and Avenue of the Cities in Moline.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Monday it would cover about 80% of the cost of the $2.4 million project, with the City of Moline covering the remaining amount.

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. 

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.

Iowa Department of Transportation

Construction of the new I-74 bridge has resulted in another detour in downtown Moline. Wednesday the on-ramp for eastbound traffic closed, at 19th Street and 7th Avenue. 

I-74 Bridge Construction Re-Routes Channel Cat

Jul 13, 2017
WVIK News

Beginning Monday, the Channel Cat Water Taxi will travel along a new route to accommodate construction of the I-74 bridge.

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