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Better Roads Davenport

You talked, we listened. And we're committed to big improvements to our city in 2020.

Our bold plan includes the rehabilitation of 964 manholes, 26 major roadways, and 41 neighborhood streets. This work will be in addition to a $28 million investment in our sewer system. This plan reflects our strategic approach to modernize Davenport’s street and sewer infrastructure, paving the way to an improved city experience for everyone.

Change is happening. Bear with us!

With these updates will come some inevitable slowdowns and traffic reroutes. We ask that you keep your eye on the prize: a city with enhanced livability that can support existing business infrastructure as well as attract new companies. It’s a short-term hassle with long-term payoffs.

As always, safety is our number one priority. Staying calm and following construction zone signage will help us achieve that.

As we work to modernize the sewer and street infrastructure to support growth and a vibrant future for our community, remember: there are better roads ahead, Davenport! 

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Current Traffic Updates

Find information on current travel restrictions due to street, sewer, utility and other infrastructure improvements at the links below.

This Just In

  • Division St will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Lombard and Dover Ct for sewer repairs. Work is estimated to be complete by Friday, January 29. 
  • The 1930s Sewer Interceptor Abandon Project has a few new updates.
    •  Marquette is closed south of River Dr to just south of the railroad tracks through early February. Access Marquette Landing, the Dog Off-Leash Park, and the Recycling Drop-off Center by taking Gaines to Beiderbecke to Marquette.

Major Projects

1930's Sewer Interceptor Project (River Dr and adjacent to River Dr)
E 53rd St | Brady to Eastern
I-74 River Bridge | Traffic Alerts

All Other Street Closures & Lane Reductions
Use this link to view a list of all street closures and lane reductions. The list can be sorted, searched, downloaded and printed.

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Sign-up for Alerts and Report a Pothole

Sign-up for Notices

Report a Pothole by:

  • Submitting your request on-line through YourGov or by using the YourGov app (download from Google Play or the App Store), or
  • Calling us at 563.326.7923, 7 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday (except holidays)

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Park Access Impacted by Construction

There will be periodic disruptions to travel on the riverfront recreational trail between LeClaire Park and Marquette Landing through the spring of 2021 as work on the 1930's sewer interceptor abandonment project continues. 

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BRAD | Better Roads Ahead Davenport

Meet BRAD. He is all about Better Roads Ahead for Davenport, and helping to reduce frustration when building better roads disrupts travel routes.  Find out when BRAD’s work might impact a major road near you by texting BetterRoads to 69310 or using this website,, for more details and other resources.

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For Contractors

Contractors, or their designee, must submit an application to close a road or reduce travel lanes in the right-of-way at least three business days in advance of the closure unless emergency conditions exist.  Work cannot commence until the application is approved. 

Submit an application at this link.

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GIA | Great Infrastructure Ahead

Meet GIA.  She is all about planning for the future of our community. While BRAD will help keep you informed of current construction, GIA is navigating codes, design and budgets. Look for GIA and Great Infrastructure Ahead announcements as City Council approves budgets and designs for projects coming down the pipe.


Davenport Public Works
1200 E 46th St, Davenport, IA
Davenport, IA 52807