The I-74 River Bridge Facebook page detailed some lane reductions and a full closure of I-74 Eastbound/Southbound this weekend. Here's what you can expect for the rest of the week:

  • Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Friday, Nov. 16, eastbound I-74 under the Avenue of the Cities bridge will be reduced to one lane from 8 AM to 3 PM.
  • A complete closure of eastbound I-74 under the Avenue of the Cities bridge will begin on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 PM and is anticipated to last until 6 AM on Sunday, Nov. 18. Traffic will be detoured utilizing the Avenue of the Cities on and off ramps. Workers will be performing bridge beam repairs.
  • There will also be intermittent lane closures on Avenue of the Cities between the I-74 ramps beginning Tuesday, Nov. 13 through Sunday, Nov. 21.

The reason for the closures is additional paving and bridge beam work.

In other I-74 River Bridge news eight sections of the new bridges arch were placed on a barge and are traveling from Gary, Indiana to the Quad Cities. Those sections of the arch are expected to arrive in the Quad Cities this week. The arch is expected to be in place sometime this spring.