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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

Riverfront and Downtown

  • S Concord between Utah and River Dr will re-open Friday, June 2. 
  • E 2nd St will be closed between Iowa and Pershing May 30 through June 9 for private development water and sewer connections.
  • Main St between 3rd and 4th Streets, westbound 4th St is redirected to Brady, and Harrison is redirected to 4th St due to building collapse until further notice.
  • River Dr will be one lane in each direction between Federal and Carey through June 16 for water main repairs.

Other Areas

  • Watch for lane reductions at the intersection of Eastern Ave and Locust St beginning June 5 for intersection improvements. Initially, travel will be head-to-head on the north side of Locust through the intersection. There will be no north or southbound travel on Eastern south of the intersection. View map at this link. Find more details on the project at this link.

  • Work on W 36th St between Division and Pacific Streets is expected to flip mid-to-late the week of June 5. When work flips, westbound travel will open up and eastbound motorists will need to seek an alternate route. The full reconstruction project is estimated to be complete by mid-August.

  • Iowa American Water Company has several lane reductions and closures for water main and hydrant work throughout the City.

    •  Jersey Ridge closed between Kirkwood Blvd and Middle Rd through June 8 for water main repairs.
    • E Columbia and Iowa; week of June 5
    • 2500 Block of Rockingham Rd; week of June 5
    • 5600 Block of Northwest Blvd; week of June 5

Neighborhood Streets


Major Projects

All Other Street Closures & Lane Reductions (Map and List)

Use this link to view a map or 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

  • Cork Hill Park will be closed beginning Tuesday, May 30 for an historic sewer abandon project. The park is expected to re-open in approximately one month. 

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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