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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

  •  Marquette St closure at 5th St is on-hold due to a scheduling conflict with CP Rail.  Watch for potential closure for up to a week beginning the week of December 5. The full closure is necessary for sewer improvements.
  • There will be several on-day lane reductions in Downtown Davenport over the next couple of weeks for sewer repair and lining.  This week expect lane reductions at these locations: W 3rd and Gaines St and W 2nd and Gaines St.
  • W 4th will be down to two lanes at Cedar Street for sewer manhole repairs beginning Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 9. Western Ave is closed between 2nd and 3rd Streets through December 9 for sewer repairs.
  • Iowa American Water Company has known closures and lane reductions at the following locations:
    • 3rd St, Brady to Main, Water Main Repair – Estimated re-open December 9
    •  Telegraph at Howell, Hydrant Repair – Estimated re-open December 5

Major Projects

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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
  • Portions of the Riverfront Recreational Path between Beiderbecke and Modern Woodmen Park will be closed through early November. Use the sidewalk to access the riverfront trail behind the stadium. The detours are for construction of a secured parking lot to serve the stadium. 

  • Davenport is looking forward to the completion of Phase II of the Veterans Memorial Park project! Site improvements recently completed include a new stone outcropping wall with a scenic overlook plaza. The Riverfront Recreation Trail has also been paved and extended to the adjoining seawall in this area, creating a new riverwalk feature. The remaining site grading and the paving of internal circulation trails will complete construction activities for the season. Expect to see the trail restored to regular operation by the end of the month as part of this initiative. Final seeding and landscaping will conclude construction activities in the Spring of 2023!

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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, IA52807