Moline’s River Drive reopened after 2.5 miles were closed for high water

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High water sign at WIU in Moline 4-18-13 (WQAD Photo)

Update on Wednesday afternoon, March 30 — 

River Drive was reopened to traffic as the river receded, according to the City of Moline’s Public Works Department.

Crews cleaned the roadway and took away the barriers.

Original post Monday, March 28 — 

A large portion of River Drive in Moline, Illinois has been closed because of Mississippi River flood water on the roadway.

The closure came in late morning, Monday, March 28, 2016 and affected roughly a 2.5-mile stretch of the roadway from 23rd Street to 55th Street, according to Moline Public Works.  It was expected to stay closed until the river receded and crews cleaned the area.

Western Illinois University, which has it’s Quad Cities campus along that stretch, said the city was looking at a reopening on Thursday, March 31. For the time being, access to WIU’s campus was available from 34th Street and 4th Avenue only.

Multiple businesses are located on that road, including Milltown Coffee, Doug’s Heating and Air Conditioning, the Captain’s Table, and QC Spring.

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