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$33.6M Proposed '21 Street & Sewer Projects

The 2021 Construction Season Could Include $33.6M in Road & Sewer Projects
Posted on 03/11/2021
The 2021 Construction Season Could Include $33.6M in Road & Sewer Projects

Davenport City Council took the first step in the budget approval process with the setting of the public hearing to adopt the City’s FY22 budget on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The budget is expected to see approval on Wednesday March 24, 2021 following public hearing. With budget approval, Council will further solidify its commitment to increased investment in City infrastructure. Approval of the budget will set improvement to nine arterial streets, 49 neighborhood streets, 57,630 ft of sewers, and 64 manholes in motion for the 2021/22 construction season. Work on three special projects will also occur, including completion of Phase 1 of the E 53rd St reconstruction project between Brady and Eastern.

The most visible traffic reroutes will occur for work on Marquette St between 5th and 12th Streets and Hickory Grove Rd resurfacing, north of Central Park. While work on Phase 1 of the E 53rd St reconstruction and sewer improvement project is expected to be complete by mid-summer 2021, the traveling public should be aware there will be several temporary lane reductions on 53rd St between Eastern and Elmore beginning later this year as preparations for Phase 2 of the E 53rd St reconstruction and sewer improvement project begins. 

The public is reminded BRAD, our Better Roads Ahead Davenport messaging system, is there to help navigate the way when construction gets underway. To stay informed and plan ahead when reroutes and traffic delays are possible, the public needs only sign-up for text, e-mail, or voice alerts at this link or by texting betterroads to 69310.

Construction can be inconvenient. Just keep your eye on the prize when navigating the construction season: 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. As construction season gets underway, the public is reminded not to drive around barricades. Last year alone, several construction zones with fresh concrete had to be repaired due to impatient drivers.  Just because it appears no one is working where barricades are up, does not mean it is safe to enter or that work is not underway. Concrete can take up to three days to cure in some cases depending on the mix specified. Staying calm and following construction zone signage will help everyone remain safe and productive in 2021.

Approval of the $33.6M investment will be an increase of nearly $5M of work budgeted in 2020. Check out what Davenport got accomplished in 2020 at