Davenport and Moline city officials decided to close River Drive after recent heavy rain pushed the Mississippi River out of its banks.
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Crews were installing Hesco flood barrier panels Monday, June 30, 2014 as well as installing pumps and closing several streets along the riverfront in Davenport.
River Drive is closed from Mound Street in Davenport to South Concord Street on the west end, and flood protection barriers have been installed along River Drive between Iowa and Perry streets. Eastbound River drive will be detoured from Division Street to 3rd Street and back to River drive. Westbound traffic will be detoured from River Drive to 4th Street and back to River Drive.
Credit Island Road is closed, and the boat docks have been removed at Credit Island, Marquette and S. Concord.
In Moline, Ben Butterworth Parkway and trail was closed for safety reasons as the Mississippi River continues to rise.
River Drive was closed Monday morning, June 30 because of the quickly rising river levels. River Drive will remain closed between 23rd and 55th Streets. Motorists should use Illinois 92, 12th Avenue or Avenue of the Cities as an alternate east-west route until further notice.
“Moline Police Department will be issuing tickets to drivers who disregard the road closure signs on River Drive,” said a statement from the city.
Get updated information about flooding and flood control in Davenport on the city’s website – click here.