City of Davenport

Zach Wilson, WVIK News

Davenport is working on plans for a "world class playground" on the riverfront. That's how a member of a special task force describes what will happen at Main Street Landing.

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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.

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After a couple of years, Davenport will have a new sewer to transport wastewater along the riverfront. On Wednesday night, the city council  considered hiring Langman Construction for the $9.5 million project. 

Davenport voters have an opportunity to hear from candidates running for city office. The first city candidate forum will be held Tuesday night at the downtown Davenport Public Library. Six mayoral candidates, as well as 17 people running for alderman, have been invited and plan to attend.

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Technically, Davenport's temporary flood barrier failed because of a lack of friction, and the force of the Mississippi River overcame its weight. A new report says several other factors contributed to the breach on April 30th.

In May, the city asked the Corps of Engineers to investigate the cause of the failure. And the engineers have now presented their report to the Davenport City Council.

Michelle O'Neill reports.


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There won't be any more "road closed" signs on River Drive for the forseeable future. 

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After years of planning, the City of Davenport and the Figge Art Museum have signed a new contract. Mayor Frank Klipsch and Museum Board President Cindy Carlson held a ceremonial signing Monday afternoon.

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Davenport residents will have a lot of choices this fall when they choose a new mayor. Wednesday Steve Duffy announced his candidacy, and became the third person hoping to succeed Frank Klipsch who's not running for re-election.

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The Mayor of Davenport has removed four members of the city's Civil Rights Commission. Mayor Frank Klipsch says he sent letters and email messages (see below) to Nicole Bribriesco-Ledger, Shylee Garrett, Judy Shawver, and Benjamin Hahn.

Davenport wants to know how satisfied people are living in the city. This week, five-thousand residents will receive a survey asking about infrastructure, police and fire services, parks, and more. 

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