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Drivers may want to avoid River Drive in Moline tonight. 

Weather permitting, a crew will pour concrete for the new I-74 deck over River Drive.

And all lanes will be closed between 19th Street and the I-74 ramps, from 8:00 p.m. until around 7:00 a.m. on Friday. 

Detours will be set up for traffic to follow.

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A new detour is now in place for I-74 bridge traffic traveling from Bettendorf to Moline. Herb Trix reports. 

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After a week off, Lunda construction employees got back to work Monday on the new I-74 bridge. 

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A contractor has completed a big part of the I-74 bridge project.

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As one contractor continues adding segments to the new I-74 bridge arch, another is starting to re-build the east-bound lanes in Moline.

On Thursday, eastbound traffic from the existing bridge will be detoured to the other side of the highway and go head-to-head with Iowa-bound traffic. 

In addition, the Avenue of the Cities exit will be closed to eastbound traffic. Drivers should use the 7th Avenue exit instead. 

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Changes are coming for traffic crossing the I-74 Bridge from Illinois to Iowa. Beginning Wednesday, and weather permitting, the Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation say motorists will be able to avoid delays caused by trains in downtown Moline.

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As expected, 2019 has been challenging for the engineers and contractors who are building the new I-74 bridge in the Quad Cities.

After a harsh winter caused minor delays, Lunda Construction started erecting the steel sections of the bridge arches in March.

But then, as Michelle O'Neill reports the Mississippi River began to rise, and record flooding caused more delays.

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This week, the Iowa DOT will change the traffic detour in Bettendorf. Starting Wednesday, weather permitting, 12th Street and Kimberly Road will be restriped for two-way traffic. 

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As the I-74 Bridge Project continues, the Illinois DOT will change a few traffic patterns in Moline. 

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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.