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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

  •  Division St will have a lane reduction between 17th and Locust Streets through September 21 for fiber optic work.
  •  Locust St will see an eastbound lane reduction between Iowa and Pershing for private property improvements September 18 through the 21st.
  •  E Locust will be down to two lanes between Eastern and Mississippi beginning September 18 through September 29 for sewer repairs.
  • Welcome Way will see a lane reduction between 46th Street and Kimberly Rd beginning Monday, September 18 for sewer repairs. Work is estimated to be complete by October 2.

  • Westbound River Dr will have daily daytime lane reductions between Brady and Main for work on the Redstone Parking Ramp. Work is estimated to be complete by October 6.
  • W 3rd between Sturdevant and Washington will have lane reductions through September 22 for building demolition.

  •  Lorton closed between Pleasant and Locust through September 25 for sewer repairs.

  •  E 15th closed between Bridge and Arlington through September 26 for sewer repairs. 

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

    • River Dr will have westbound lane reductions between Sturdevant and and Warren through October 16 for watermain updates.
    • Additional lane reductions and closures include: Warren from Rusholme to Central Park, Rusholme from Warren to Francis Pl, Marquette from Central Park to Lombard, W 35th and Harrison Streets, 6th and Division. 

Neighborhood Streets

  • Neighborhood resurfacing projects. Closed through September 30.

    • E 9th St closed between Harrison and Ripley Streets.
    •  E 11th St closed between Ripley and Scott Streets.
    • Scott between 12th and 13th Streets.
    • E 18th between Harrison and Ripley 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 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 remain closed through July for work on an historic sewer abandon project.

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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