Public Works

While we wait for the next winter storm, the city of Davenport wants to remind residents about its snow plan, and to be patient if it takes a while to plow their street.


Taking advantage of some dry weather, crews from the city of Davenport, have finished building a temporary floodwall along River Drive between Pershing and Iowa streets. The Mississippi River is now forecast to crest Friday, at the 17.9 foot level which is 2.9 feet above flood stage.


For the fourth time this year, the Mississippi River has reached flood stage in the Quad Cities. And it's the second time Davenport has had to close River Drive and put up a temperary floodwall.

Making major changes in the two main streets through downtown Bettendorf might help local businesses, but it would cost a lot of money.

Herb Trix reports last week, a consultant estimated re-aligning State and Grant streets, for two-way traffic on both, could cost 20 million dollars. 

RI Intersection Project

May 10, 2016
WVIK Staff

A busy intersection in Rock Island will be under construction for more than two months. Work is scheduled to start Wednesday at 18th Avenue and 38th Street, and not be completed until the end of July.

Rock Island Considers Providing Arsenal's Utilities

May 9, 2016
Credit Rock Island Arsenal

The City of Rock Island may provide utility services to the Arsenal Island starting next year. Monday night, the city council considered hiring an outside firm to help determine the cost of taking over some services for the Rock Island Arsenal. The report should be ready in the fall.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

This week, Davenport crews are filling potholes. And the city is asking drivers and residents to report potholes they encounter in streets and alleys.

Rock Island Mayor Pauley Gives State of City Address

Jan 12, 2015
WVIK Staff

Despite harsh temperatures, flooding, and fires, 2014 was a good year for Rock Island. That was the message today  from Mayor Dennis Pauley during his annual state of the city address to a joint meeting of Kiwanis and Rotary clubs.  Last year, Rock Island was forced to make unexpected repairs to streets after flooding and extreme cold temperatures. And, a fire in September damaged some downtown buildings. 

Galesburg Opens New Bridge

Dec 1, 2014

Drivers in Galesburg will have to spend less time waiting for trains. Today, the city cut the ribbon on Bickerdyke Bridge, which carries traffic over the railroad tracks between Kellog Street and Seminary Street. Public Works Director Larry Cox says it provides a primary entrance to the downtown area, and easy access to two hospitals.  

Cox says the project began 14 months ago, and the bridge was completed faster than anticipated. But, some of the work was postponed because of winter weather.