Iowa DOT


Unions and contractors in the Quad Cities are trying to protect jobs and the local economy. Monday they announced their opposition to what they call the "Federal Aid Swap" - where the Iowa DOT "swaps" or converts federal dollars into state dollars, to avoid federal requirements for fair wages, environmental protection, and buying American. / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project website

Flooding on the Mississippi River is causing another delay in building the new, I-74 bridge.

Michelle O'Neill reports Iowa DOT Planner Sam Shea says the contractor is doing the best it can to catch up and keep workers safe. / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project website

People who drive through the Quad Cities on Interstate 74 should be prepared for delays and road construction.

Michelle O'Neill reports a contractor has started a key part of building a new, $1.2 billion bridge over the Mississippi River. / I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project website

Winter weather has been a struggle for the companies building the new bridge over the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities.

But over the weekend, Lunda Construction workers placed the first piece of an arch onto its foundation.

QC Joins Iowa Rideshare

Dec 12, 2017
Bi-State Regional Commission

The Quad Cities has joined a statewide effort in Iowa to promote car pooling. The Bi-State Regional Commission and public transit agencies have launched QC Rideshare as part of the Iowa transportation department's Rideshare program.

Iowa Department of Transportation

If all goes according to plan, construction of the new I-74 bridge will begin this summer. Tuesday the Iowa Department of Transportation opened bids for the project connecting Moline with Bettendorf, across the Mississippi River.

A drawing of the new bridge.

Now that some of the preparation work is finished, actual construction of the new I-74 is next.

On Midwest Week — an update and a timetable. 

I-80 Study Begins

Jan 25, 2016
Ia Dept of Transportation

Would you like to help re-build Interstate 80 ? The Iowa Department of Transportation is starting a long-term study of possible improvements from Council Bluffs to the Quad Cities, and a key component will be public participation.

Transportation Engineering Specialist, Wes Mayberry, says their goal is to make to 50 to 60 year old highway safer, and able to carry more traffic.

Along the busiest stretch, from Iowa City to Davenport, it now carries an average of 35,000 vehicles per day, and will reach an estimated 53,000 by 2040. 

People who sign up will soon begin receiving memos from the DOT, and asked to comment.

You can sign up by going to the Iowa DOT website and looking for the "I-80 Planning Study."

Mayberry says it's way too early to know the cost of rebuilding the interstate, and when any future projects will start.

Iowa Dept of Transportation

After several weeks of traffic tie-ups on one side of the I-74 bridge between Moline and Bettendorf, delays will now affect the other side, for several weeks.