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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

  • The Government Bridge Roadway will be closed for required maintenance on Saturday, August 6, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pedestrian, railroad and river navigation will not be impacted.

  • The bridge over Goose Creek on Eastern Avenue between Winding Hills and Kimberly Roads will have lane reductions on Wednesday, August 3 and Thursday, for bridge inspection activities.

  • College Ave will be closed between 11th and 12th Streets for brick street patching through Wednesday, August 10.

  • Work on the E 53rd St project from Lorton Ave to Elmore Cr will transition the week of August 8. Reconstruction activities will move from the north lanes to the south lanes. Travel delays will continue, especially during popular times. Access to businesses will be maintained. Follow signs. If you do not need to travel E 53rd St, we continue to recommend using alternate routes such as Kimberly Rd or Veterans Memorial Pkwy. Work on this segment of the five-segment project will continue through the fall.

  • Iowa American has several other active water main/valve repairs and breaks across the city. Some of the projects will include:

  • Hickory Grove Rd will be in head-to-head travel at Dover Court from 08/05/22 through 08/11/22.

  • Closure of Telegraph from Pine to Waverly from 08/08/22 to 08/11/22.

  • Closure of Sturdevant between 42nd and Kimberly Rd from 08/08/22 to 08/11/22.

  • Lane Reduction on Jersey Ridge at 32nd St from 08/08/22 to 08/11/22.

Major Projects

 All Other Street Closures & Lane Reductions

Use this link to view a list of all street closures and lane reductions. The list can be sorted, searched, downloaded and printed.

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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
  • 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, IA 52807