Davenport crews removing flood barriers

As water levels on the Mississippi River begin to fall, public works crews have begun removing barriers and pumps from flood-prone locations in Davenport.

Water remained over the river wall at several locations.  Flood panels will be pulled from near Modern Woodmen Park as the water recedes.

Public works crews were removing HESCO barriers on River Drive on Thursday, June 6.

City spokesman Patrick Driscoll said all lanes of River Drive were expected to reopen for traffic by Friday, June 7, 2013 except at Marquette Street where there were only two lanes open because of water on the road, and at Mound Street because of construction.

Water was expected to remain on Concord Avenue until the river falls below 13 feet, which was expected to happen late in the week of June 10.

Water was clear from the road but the interior of Credit Island was still under water, so Credit Island was expected to remain closed for “quite some time,” according to Driscoll.

The skate park will reopen when the water level allows parks department crews to clean out the bowls.

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