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Bridge construction causes closures on 7th Avenue in Moline

MOLINE, Illinois — Nighttime closures are affecting 7th Avenue as contractors continue to work on the I-74 river bridge project.

The closures will take place from Friday, April 5 through Tuesday, April 9 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night, according to a press release from the Iowa Department of Transportation.  The closures were originally set to start Thursday, April 4 and last through Monday, April 8, but it has since been changed.

The section of 7th Avenue between 19th Street and 23rd Street will be blocked off during this time. Contractors will be removing the viaduct section of the old I-74 bridge that spans over this area, according to the statement.

For the past week, crews have been tearing apart the concrete that made up the old I-74 bridge road. Green steel beams are now exposed from above.

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The Illinois-bound I-74 off-ramp will remain open.

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