Barricades change as Davenport begins flood recovery

The Freight House in Davenport, 7-3-14, photo by Corey Wieckhorst

The Freight House in Davenport, 7-3-14, photo by Corey Wieckhorst

Crews began cleanup and removal of some barriers after flooding closed some streets in Davenport.

Traffic patters will continue to change as the water recedes and more lanes of River Drive could reopen.  River Drive was open westbound from Rockingham Road to S. Concord, and eastbound from Bettendorf city limits to Tremont as of Wednesday morning, July 9, 2014.

Crews removed flood protection around Union Station on July 9.  Modern Woodmen Park remained open for baseball games.  The water must drop below 18 feet before CitiBus routes 1, 10 and 14 could resume normal routes.

“Crews are continuing to remove flood-fighting measures and cleaning paved surfaces as the river recedes,” said a statement from Davenport Public Works Director Mike Clarke.  “Monitoring and maintenance of existing measures will continue until the river recedes below 14 feet.”

River levels were forecast to be just below 15 feet by Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

If you, or your business, received sand and sandbags from the city of Davenport, call (563) 326-7923 to arrange to have them picked up and properly disposed.

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Get the latest flood recovery information from the City of Davenport – click here.

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