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Crew Sets First Steel Girders on I-74 Bridge in Moline, Illinois

Wed September 19, 2018 - Midwest Edition #19
I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project Web Site (Iowa DOT and Illinois DOT)


I-74 will be expanded to three lanes in each direction with additional lanes at select locations.
I-74 will be expanded to three lanes in each direction with additional lanes at select locations.
I-74 will be expanded to three lanes in each direction with additional lanes at select locations.
Contractors began setting the first steel girders for the new I-74 viaduct.

On Sept. 5, River Drive was closed in both directions between 23rd Street and 19th Street in the city of Moline. Contractors began setting the first steel girders for the new I-74 viaduct.

River Drive is anticipated to reopen on Sept. 21. Access to Moline's downtown, businesses and special events were open through construction.

The I-74 Mississippi River Bridge project is part of a regional strategy for improving access across the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities. It includes the replacement of the I-74 bridge over the Mississippi River as well as interchange ramp reconfigurations and local roadway improvements. Construction began in July 2017 and is anticipated to take place over 3 1/2 years. The new bridge will be more than twice as wide as the existing bridge, providing four lanes in each direction. A multi-use path on the bridge will connect to paths in Bettendorf and Moline. Between Middle Road in Bettendorf and Avenue of the Cities in Moline, I-74 will be expanded to three lanes in each direction with additional lanes at select locations.

For more information, visit I74RiverBridge.com.