Starting yesterday (Monday, January  20th) River Drive has been reduced  down to one lane in each direction between Perry Street and East 3rd Street for installation of a new sewer line. Traffic will be head-to-head in the two north lanes.

"Work is estimated to be complete by Mon Mar 2, pending weather and subsurface conditions," according to the city of Davenport's social media post.

1930's Sewer Interceptor are in the process of being removed and this phases is another step in getting rid of them.

According to the city of Davenports website, moving flow off of the 1930's Interceptor will help increase the capacity for wastewater collection. The collection comes from homes and businesses, and getting off of the 30's Interceptor reduces the surface water entering into the wastewater/sanitary sewer collection system.

It is estimated that this project could take approximately two years to complete and expected to cause just some annoyance to property owners and visitors. The transition should be relatively seamless and should be unnoticeable to property owner’s that work has been done. Closures and lane reductions like the one on River Driver are necessary during parts of the project.

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