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Better Roads Davenport

Change is happening. Bear with us!

Street and sewer improvements can lead to inevitable slowdowns and traffic reroutes. We ask that you keep your eye on the prize: a city with enhanced livability that can support existing business infrastructure as well as attract new companies. It’s a short-term hassle with long-term payoffs.

As always, safety is our number one priority. Staying calm and following construction zone signage will help us achieve that.

As we work to modernize the sewer and street infrastructure to support growth and a vibrant future for our community, remember: there are better roads ahead, Davenport!

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Current Traffic Updates

This Just In

  • W 73rd St will be closed between Jebens and Hillandale through June 17 for private water/sewer repair.

  • Southbound Marquette will be closed from Central Park to Rusholme beginning June 10 through June 14 for replacement of a temporary winter watermain patch. Seek alternate route.

  • As work draws nearer completion, traffic control is shifting again on the River Dr flood resilience project from 3rd to Tremont. Be mindful of the changes when approaching the area. Local businesses remain open and are accessible from the north via Tremont and the west via Federal.

  • Gaines is closed at 5th Street for repairs the railroad track. Follow signed detour. Re-opening TBD.
  • Iowa American has various water main and hydrant work happening across the City, including 7th and Main, 38th and Division, Garfield and Division.

Neighborhood Streets


Major Projects

All Other Street Closures & Lane Reductions (List)

Use this link to view a list of all street closures and lane reductions. 

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Sign-up for Notices

  • Text betterroads to 672-83 to receive notices about changes in significant construction projects.
  • Sign-up for text, e-mail and/or phone notifications about significant construction projects and other news and notices such as our weekly edition of This Week's Commute, Snow Emergency Declarations, Flood Updates and more. 

Report a Pothole by:

  • Submitting your request on-line our using the SeeClickFix app (download from Google Play or the App Store), or
  • Calling us at 563.326.7923, 7 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday (except holidays)

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Park Access Impacted by Construction

  • The flood resilience project along and adjacent to River Dr between 3rd and Tremont is moving right along. Expect current traffic control on River Dr to continue through early to mid-July. As for the bike path, there have been a few delays due to the weather and coordination with the railroad. With directional boring under the tracks and a number of other phases of the project adjacent to the trail remaining, the recreational trail is now anticipated to remain closed through early to mid-May.

  • Important update on the Duck Creek Sewer Interceptor Project. While the project is trucking right along, the schedule of work has been revised to better align activities along the entire 5-mile route where work will occur. Find details at the project link  Duck Creek Sewer Interceptor 

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BRAD | Better Roads Ahead Davenport

Meet BRAD. He is all about Better Roads Ahead for Davenport, and helping to reduce frustration when building better roads disrupts travel routes.  Find out when BRAD’s work might impact a major road near you by texting BetterRoads to 69310 or using this website,, for more details and other resources.

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For Contractors

Contractors, or their designee, must submit an application to close a road or reduce travel lanes in the right-of-way at least three business days in advance of the closure unless emergency conditions exist.  Work cannot commence until the application is approved. 

Submit an application at this link.

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GIA | Great Infrastructure Ahead

Meet GIA.  She is all about planning for the future of our community. While BRAD will help keep you informed of current construction, GIA is navigating codes, design and budgets. Look for GIA and Great Infrastructure Ahead announcements as City Council approves budgets and designs for projects coming down the pipe.


Davenport Public Works
1200 E 46th St, Davenport, IA
Davenport, IA 52807