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Plans for street conversions in Davenport go to public hearing

Richard Elzey

The plans for a construction project that will change the flow of traffic in Davenport are complete.

The project will convert 3rd and 4th Streets, from River Drive to Marquette Street, from one-way streets to two-ways.

Clay Merritt from the public works department says it's following an ordinance passed last year.

"The council already approved the traffic control ordinance that said that this is a one-way street to a two-way street," he said. "That gave staff the direction to design the project."

The designs will go in front of the Davenport city council for a public hearing this week. It will be up for approval at the next council meeting.

But work won't begin until a project to repair 3rd Street and 4th Streets, from Harrison Street to Telegraph Road, is done.

"I've had a couple questions of, you know, if this is approved, next March, is this all going to just happen? Well, no, it's process and it has to take time, and it has to go along with the corresponding street project as well."

Other topics at this week's city council meeting include upcoming flood mitigation projects.

Rachel graduated from Michigan State University's J-School and has a background in broadcast and environmental journalism. Before WVIK, she worked for WKAR Public Media, Great Lakes Now, and more. In her free time, she likes to cook, hike, and hang out with her cat.