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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

  • Mound St will be closed beginning Wednesday, February 28 through March 6, for sewer main lining and repair.

  • As the construction season gears back up, we have some upcoming closures and lane reductions to share on a few IDOT projects in the area:

    1.  Watch for bridge closure over I-80 at Wisconsin beginning March 4 for bridge repair. The project is estimated to be complete by mid-to-late May, pending weather. A detour route will be posted next week.

    2.  Update on the bridge over Duck Creek at Brady St - The trail has reopened; however, the traveling public will see single lane reductions through early May as finish work on the bridge approach, adjacent sidewalk, curb and gutter work, and trail tie-ins are completed.

    3.   The DOT will also close the bridge over I-80 at Utica Ridge Rd beginning sometime in April. Watch for updates when a date is finalized.

    4.    Expect periodic lane reductions throughout the 2024 construction season as water, energy, and fiber utility preparations occur in preparation for bridge rehabilitation on Harrison St over Duck Creek in 2025. 

  •  Watch for updates on more upcoming projects next week. 

  • Iowa American has various water main and hydrant work happening across the City. Here are some of the highlights: W 2nd St and Division, High & Esplanade, Clark and Central Park.

Neighborhood Streets

  • First up for neighborhood streets, Warren will be closed between 9th and 14th Streets through May 9, for resurfacing and sidewalk repairs.

  • Work on another neighborhood street is already underway. In preparation for reconstruction of W 46th between Lincoln and Pine, Iowa American Water Company is out making water main improvements. This will be followed by gas and utility relocation and improvements, and then in late March, utility work will be followed by reconstruction. The road reconstruction project will include ADA sidewalk and driveway approach improvements and is expected to be completed by early to mid-June.

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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  • 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