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Better Roads Ahead in Davenport

Driving through Davenport this year will require more patience than usual. The city is planning to spend a lot more money on street and sewer projects - 28 million dollars - and that's nearly 50 per cent more than last year.

Chief Strategy Officer Sarah Ott says Davenport has created a special website for the Better Roads Ahead initiative that will provide up-to-date information on the projects, including road closings and detours.

"We recognize that that will often come with the headaches of detouring and dealing with construction, which isn't fun for anyone and we recognize that. But we know that  short term pain is worth the long term payoff of having renewed infrastructure in our community." 

The projects in Davenport this year include work on 26 major roads and 41 neighborhood streets. Ott says the biggest projects will be adding a turn lane on 53rd Street - from Brady Street east to the city limits, and significant improvements to Division Street.

The website is better roads davenport dot com.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.