Iowa DOT Meeting on I-80/Middle Road Interchange in Bettendorf
It will hold a public information meeting (open house style) on Tuesday for people to learn about the proposed reconstruction project.
Iowa District 6 Planner, Sam Shea, says the interchange was built in the 1960s at the same time as the highway. The area was rural at the time, and the "folded" design of the interchange is outdated. He says it's not adequate for handling all the traffic generated by this growing part of Bettendorf.
The proposed design of the I-80 and Middle Road interchange would accomodate increased traffic and meet current standards. Shea says the estimated price tag is $62 million.
Tuesday's public information meeting will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at TBK Bank Sports Complex on Competition Drive in Bettendorf. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the proposal.
If all goes as planned, Shea says bids would be let in 2025 with construction the following two years.