Well, it's finally happening: the first completion of the new I-74 bridge. According to WQAD, the new I-74 on-ramp in downtown Bettendorf will be done soon. Like this week kind of soon.

That said, it's going to cause some major shakeups in routes. Drivers are being told to take the new ramp at Grant Street instead of taking the ramp at 14th Street when Iowa-bound, starting on Thursday, November 21st.

That's because starting November 21st, 14th street will be permanently closed between Grant Street and Mississippi Boulevard. A detour will be in place to get to 14th Street, so you'll need to keep an eye out. WQAD reports that drivers will need to take Grant Street to northbound Kimberly Road to Mississippi Boulevard or 16th Street to Mississippi Boulevard to 14th Street.

This detour will be in place until the new Iowa-bound I-74 bridge is finished.

It'll be a bit to get used to for sure, but it does mean that big progress is happening!

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