Iowa-bound I-74 In Bettendorf To Close Briefly Wednesday Night
While the new I-74 River Bridge is fully open to traffic, crews are still adding some final touches like lights, signs, and other needed features. Construction crews for the new I-74 River Bridge will be adding a new sign truss in Bettendorf which will require them to briefly close down the interstate to get that done. Luckily, it will be a very, very short closure.
On Monday, officials from the new I-74 River Bridge announced that the interstate near the bridge on the Iowa side will be closed Wednesday night.
Officials say that on Wednesday, April 6, westbound (Iowa-bound) I-74 will have multiple lane closures. Then, at about 12 a.m. Wednesday night into Thursday morning, I-74 will be fully closed. The closure will be between Grant St/US 67 and Middle Rd. The interstate should only be closed going westbound for approximately 20 minutes.
The reason for the closure of Iowa-bound I-74 Wednesday night is to allow contractors to install a sign truss.
While typically officials would give you a detour to avoid the closure of an entire direction of I-74, officials are telling motorists they can simply wait.
In their statement, I-74 River Bridge officials say that during the brief overnight closure, the Iowa-bound bridge will remain open. However, traffic will be stopped at the Grant St/US 67 exit.
Motorists heading westbound on I-74 have two options when this happens:
- Since the closure is only 20 minutes, motorists may wait the 20 minutes and resume travel,
- Or motorists may exit at Grant St/US 67.
Officials say that the westbound on-ramp at Grant St/US 67 will be closed and motorists should slow down and watch for changing traffic patterns.