If you were driving through east-bound Interstate 74 in Moline on Monday morning between Avenue of the Cities and John Deere Road, you probably didn't notice Illinois State Police Master Sergeant Ron Salier pointing a radar gun at your car.
A very visible step in the multi-year project to build a new I-74 Bridge is scheduled to start later this week. Beginning Thursday night, through Monday in Moline, crews will "remove" the Iowa-bound I-74 viaduct.
It's taking time for the I-74 project team to implement traffic changes planned for this spring. The Iowa DOT will wait until tomorrow to start diverting all Iowa-bound traffic at Grant Street in downtown Bettendorf from the bridge to 14th Street, Kimberly Road, and Middle Road.