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Planning to Modernize Illinois 92 in Moline & East Moline

Illinois Department of Transportation

The Illinois Department of Transportation is working on plans to modernize a busy street in the Quad Cities. Wednesday night it held a virtual public meeting about a 2.5 mile section of Highway 92, from 18th Street in East Moline, to 48th Street in Moline.

Spokesman Mike Kuehn says some sections date back to 1960's, or even earlier.

"The pavement is getting older, and it needs additional work. Once you get to a certain point it becomes more cost effective to replace it versus to continue to re-surface, patch, and what have you."

11,000 to 12,000 vehicles a day travel through this stretch of Highway 92.

"We do have a complete the streets policy with IDOT which means that we are not looking at just the vehicles but we also need to take into account pedestrians and bicylists as well."

Kuehn says the project might cost as much as 40 million dollars.

But money for the work has not yet been included in the agency's long range improvement budget - only money for preliminary engineering work.