Quad City construction season shifts into high gear next week

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Construction season is about to shift into full gear, with major projects tying up John Deere Road, the Government Bridge and Brady Street next week.

Starting Monday, May 16, 2016, crews will close several lanes on Brady Street to repair the sanitary sewer system. Brady Street will remain open, but barricades will be placed on the two eastern lanes between Kirkwood Boulevard and 12th Street.

The project will be done in several phases, and access to all businesses will remain open throughout construction.

"I think we learned a lot about Harrison," said interim city administrator Corri Spiegel. "This is a much different project, but we learned that people are a little more willing to deal with construction in pieces for a little longer than full closures."

In Moline, construction on the outside lanes of westbound John Deere Road will begin on Monday, as workers widen the roadway.

When the work starts, a small portion of Coaltown Road will close, according to a statement from McCarthy Improvement. The closure starts on the east side of the Blackhawk College Entrance off of 60th Street and goes up to the intersection of 70th Street.

In addition, the Government Bridge will be completely closed to drivers and pedestrians on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15. Crews will close one lane on the Rock Island Viaduct on Monday and Tuesday, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.  On Wednesday, work will shift to the Moline Bridge.

For details on all three projects, click here.