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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

  • Watch for intermittent lane reductions on the following streets beginning, Monday, September 26 for railroad bridge repairs. Work is estimated to be complete by November 17.

    - E 3rd St between Pershing and Iowa

    E 4th St at Perry

    Fillmore will be closed between 4th and 5th Streets.

  • Beginning Monday, September 26, Locust St will have lane reductions between Arlington and Bridge for directional boring. Work is estimated to be complete by October 3.

  • W Locust St will have lane reductions between Jebens and Clark through September 30 for concrete repairs. 

  • Update on N Division St DOT bridge and adjacent road reconstruction!  The IDOT is expected to complete bridge rehabilitation around October 5. Once the bridge is done, finish work such as traffic lines on the adjacent road can be finished. The stretch is expected to re-open by October 10.

  • Watch for changing site conditions on Division St between 12th and Locust Streets as the contractor begins applying courses of asphalt. Work is expected to transition to the northbound lanes mid-October.

  • Beginning September 26, there will be intermittent nighttime lane closures on Brady St between 59th and 65th Streets for patching work by the IDOT.  Work is expected to be complete by October 10.

  •  With asphalt applied on the westbound lanes of E 2nd St late last week, resurfacing work is nearly complete. Finish work such as sidewalk intersections and utility points is expected to continue through the end of September. Once complete, the road will be fully re-opened. Look for updates next week. 

  • Iowa American Water Company will have known work on water mains, hydrants and valves in the following areas next week:

    Water main work by Iowa American Water Company on River Dr at Brady and Harrison should be complete by the end of the day Monday, September 26.

    Jersey Ridge Rd will remain closed at East St through October 14 for water main repairs.  

Neighborhood Projects

  •  E 10th St between Farnum and LeClaire will be closed through September 30 for brick street repairs. 

Major Projects

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  • Text betterroads to 672-83 to receive notices about changes in significant construction projects.
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  • 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
  • Great news for visitors of the River’s Edge - the parking lot is being patched and resurfaced, and curbs repaired. There will be temporary inconveniences as the contractor moves through the resurfacing project and restripes.  Please observe signage and be patient as the improvements are made.  The work is expected to be complete by August 26.

  • Veterans Memorial Park Expansion & Enhancements. Watch for construction equipment and intermittent short-term temporary closures for construction equipment at the trail connections next to Veterans Memorial Park. Warnings are posted for user awareness.

  • Division St will be closed from W 76th St to the middle entrance of the Davenport Soccer Complex beginning Monday, March 21, for street reconstruction and bridgework. Access to the soccer field and businesses will be maintained. Motorists will want to follow the signed detour.  Find details at this link.

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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