Construction Covers Quad Cities

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Construction is creating challenges for commuters in the Quad Cities.

Projects are popping up along some of the busiest streets in the area, including River Drive in Davenport.

On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, Davenport aldermen will finalize plans to resurface a more than three-mile stretch of River Drive, from Iowa Street to the Bettendorf border. The project is expected to start in June and last until November.

Also in Davenport, crews have narrowed West Locust Street down to one lane in each direction between Cedar and Wilkes Streets as they make repairs to the bridge over the railroad in that area. The city says that project will continue into July.

Other projects going on in Davenport:
- Westbound West Central Park Avenue east of Division Street will be reduced to one lane while crews prepare the surface for new asphalt,
- Two lanes of traffic are closed on Harrison Street between Locust and 12th Streets as crews complete a project that started last year,
- And East 11th Street is closed between Jersey Ridge Road and Christie Street for a private contractor to install water service.

On the other side of the river, crews have started digging up 5th Avenue in downtown Moline. Crews say work will be done one block at a time, starting with the stretch between 17th and 18th Streets. The city says the entire project will take a year to complete.

Construction is hitting interstates, too. Crews have set up in both 53rd Street and Interstate 74 as they continue to widen the bridge in that area, which is expected to last until the end of December.