Downtown Moline Road Project Ending
A traffic detour in a busy part of downtown Moline will end Friday. The Illinois Department of Transportation says River Drive at I-74 will re-open.
DOT engineer, John Wegmeyer, says River Drive will open Friday afternoon, along with the River Drive on-ramp to the Iowa-bound lanes of the bridge.
However, the exit ramp from I-74 to River Drive will NOT open until Friday night.
Work on the 7 million dollar project began last September, and blocked River Drive from 19th to 23rd Street.
Wegmeyer says this is the first project in downtown Moline preparing for a new I-74 bridge across the Mississippi River. The contractor removed the old pavement and put in new water, storm-water, and sewer lines, then raised the level of the street.