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Lately, you've been hearing about a lot of road closures, new detours, and a lot of construction stuff for the I-74 bridge on the Illinois side in Moline. Well, there is a new road closure coming to Bettendorf.

Officials for the I-74 bridge construction announced on Wednesday that starting Monday, June 15th, a part of Mississippi Blvd in Bettendorf will be closed due to construction of the I-74 bridge construction.

Mississippi Blvd in Bettendorf will be closed between where 12th Street and Kimberly Road meet on the west side of I-74, to 15th Street on the east side of I-74. Also, 14th Street, which intersects with Mississippi Blvd will continue to be closed between Mississippi Blvd and Brown Street.

This new closure on Mississippi Blvd will be in place from Monday, June 15th to around late July. The length of the closure is dependent on weather. According to officials, the purpose of the closure of Mississippi Blvd is to, "facilitate reconstruction/reconfiguration of the roadway and intersection."

To avoid this construction, drivers will take a detour and will need to use 12th Street to U.S. 67, and then north on 16th Street to get back to heading east on Mississippi Blvd. Drivers heading west should use 16th Street to Grant Street and head north on 12th Street to take a left onto Mississippi Blvd.

Anyone wanting to go to any businesses on 14th Street from southbound 14th Street should have no issues. Additionally, anyone needing to get to Lourdes Catholic School and Church should be able to from westbound Mississippi Blvd.

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