MOLINE, Illinois (KWQC) – QC residents are no strangers to orange cones and speed warnings that mark construction zones. With winter coming to a close, construction projects are starting up.
According to the Illinois DOT, work on I-74 is set to start Monday, March 28, 2016. This work will divert traffic to the inside lanes while outside lanes on both sides of the twin bridges will be closed. In addition, both the ramps on Third Avenue and River Drive will be closed. Finally if drivers are headed to Illinois, the State Street exit will also be closed.
About 38,000 drivers cross the I-74 bridge that connects Iowa and Illinois. One of those travelers is Don Oppenhemer, who says he and his family cross the bridge about two or three times a day.