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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

A mild winter and warmer temps are lending to an early construction season. 

This Just In

  • Beginning February 19, River Dr will be reduced to one lane in each direction between 3rd St and Oneida. Motorists should be aware the lane reduction will come with a restriction – no left hand turns from east or westbound lanes. This is to ensure traffic movement. Plan your route accordingly to access your favorite destinations along this stretch.
  • Harrison St will be down to two lanes between W 32nd and W 35th Streets through February 20 for repairs to a leaking fire hydrant.

  • Westbound River Dr is closed between Ripley and Western for a watermain break. This section is expected to reopen February 22.

  • Watch for updates on upcoming projects next week. 

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 Alerts and Report a Pothole

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
  • Due to work on the flood resilience project taking place along River Dr between 3rd and Tremont Ave, the Riverfront Recreational Trail has been closed between the Government Bridge and Prospect Park. The closure is necessary for pedestrian and cyclist safety due to the proximity of work and heavy equipment to the trail.  The trail is estimated to re-open mid-to-late March. Find details about the project at
  • The zigzag of the historic sewer system near Cork Hill Park is complete. All roads and sidewalks have been restored. Cork Hill Park will remain temporarily closed through the Spring. While temporary seeding has been done, other finishing touches may be needed before the park re-opens in the Spring.  

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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