I-74 bridge open, work continues

While both sides of the new Interstate 74 bridge are open to traffic, Quad Cities commuters should be aware of continuing road work. 

Lane closures remain on both spans but crews were removing some of the concrete barriers on the Iowa-bound side Monday morning. 

The lane closures will continue for at least a month and a half, George Ryan, corridor manager of the I-74 bridge project, told the Quad Cities Regional Business Journal in an interview today.

“Over the coming months, there will be some ongoing work on both Illinois-bound and Iowa-bound I-74, including completing sections of median barrier walls, striping the roadway and installing electrical connections. The work will require median lane and shoulder closures,” according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s website.

Mr. Ryan urges drivers to use caution while driving on the bridge.

As of Dec. 2, the bridge’s new ramps, including Grant Street/U.S. 67 in Bettendorf and the off ramp to Moline’s River Drive were open to travelers.

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