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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.

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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.

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A new interactive exhibit at the Moline Public Library is giving Quad Cities residents the chance to see two years into the future, when the new Interstate 74 bridge across the Mississippi River is scheduled to open.

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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.