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Partial Detour of River Drive Begins Wednesday

City of Davenport
A map of the partial detour on River Drive in Davenport.
Credit Zach Wilson, WVIK News
A photo of one of the medians that will be removed on River Drive.

A partial detour of River Drive in Davenport goes into effect on Wednesday for the removal of medians. All westbound lanes on River Drive will be closed from Perry to 3rd street, and only one eastbound lane will be open from Perry Street to Iowa Street.

The medians were installed in 2010 with city and IDOT grant funds. They were meant to reduce speeds and calm traffic on River Drive, and have been successful in that respect. However, they have made the installation of the temporary flood wall in that area less efficient. So, the city has decided to remove them.
It will cost the city $237,000, and the removal is expected to be completed by mid-December. The detour will be in place until it is finished.