What to expect with the widening of John Deere Road in Moline

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Construction on the outside lanes of westbound John Deere Road will begin Monday, May 16, 2016 as workers widen the roadway.

When the work starts, a 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.

“This closure will be necessary to construct the temporary lanes that are to be utilized for 2017 traffic control,” the statement said.

Even through the closure, local traffic will still be able to get to Blackhawk College, Rose Lawn Memorial Estates Cemetery, and Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory from the 60th Street intersection.

A new traffic pattern has been put in place at 41st Street and a temporary barrier wall will be put up to protect the work zone, the statement said. Pavement removal was expected to begin for the new northbound lanes, and each direction of traffic on 41st Street will have one lane.

“After utility relocation is complete on Coaltown Road at the intersection of 41st Street, temporary pavement will be installed on the South side of Coaltown Road,” read the statement. “This will allow for traffic to be shifted into stage construction to allow for construction of the Westbound Coaltown Road.”