I-74 bridge project

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

An I-74 contractor has a few more bridges to demolish in Moline as part of this year's I-74 bridge construction. And some of the work will have to be done at night. 

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

(This story was broadcast on 4/8/2019. See below for an update.)

Some people who live near I-74 and 7th Avenue are having trouble sleeping because of work on the bridge project.

Michelle O'Neill has more on the source of the late night noise and when it'll end.


Customers of a popular internet and cable service will be without it for a few hours early Tuesday morning. Mediacom will move a portion of its fiber optic cables due to the I-17 bridge project. 

https://bit.ly/2HqQQKa / I-74 River Bridge

A lot more traffic changes will be implemented as work continues on the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge. Project managers want drivers to prepare for the existing Iowa-bound bridge to be restricted to just one lane of local traffic. Or to avoid it altogether.

http://www.i74riverbridge.com/pdfs/newsroom/i74_riverdriverampclosure_moline_detourmap_010219.pdf / I-74 River Bridge website

Drivers may want to avoid using Moline's River Drive at I-74 for the next couple of months.

Michelle O'Neill reports, starting Tuesday, the Illinois DOT will close the eastbound off-ramp.


A section of road in downtown Moline will close Monday permanently,  as part of the I-74 bridge project. Weather permitting, 5th Avenue between I-74 and 21st Street will be closed.

Courtesy of the Iowa DOT

Quad City residents have consistently stated that aesthetics and having a unique landmark were the two factors that mattered most in the design of a replacement I-74 bridge.

Iowa Department of Transportation

Construction of the new I-74 bridge has resulted in another detour in downtown Moline. Wednesday the on-ramp for eastbound traffic closed, at 19th Street and 7th Avenue. 

I-74 Bridge Construction Re-Routes Channel Cat

Jul 13, 2017
WVIK News

Beginning Monday, the Channel Cat Water Taxi will travel along a new route to accommodate construction of the I-74 bridge.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the I-74 bridge.
Lacy Scarmana / WVIK

It's a project more than 17 years in the making. On Monday, a ground-breaking ceremony signaled the next chapter for the new I-74 bridge between Bettendorf and Moline.

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