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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

  • Great news!  The intersection of Slopertown and Hillandale Roads has re-opened. There will be intermittent daytime westbound lane closures west of the hub for shoulder repairs next week. 
  • Division St near the Duck Creek Bridge has re-opened!  Some finish work will continue under lane reduction for a new approach at George Washington and below the bridge in the following week. All work should be complete by October 31, pending weather.

  • Sewer lining work on Division St between 4th and 9th was delayed and is expected to begin Wednesday, October 28.  Sewer lining will require a closure of the center lanes.  Watch for changing traffic control.

  • Traffic control on W 13th St has changed as reconstruction continues.  The road will be one westbound only lane between Stark and Zenith through early to mid-November. Once this section is complete, work will move to the area between Zenith and Waverly.

  • Two significant projects are coming up that could impact travel in the Brady St and Veterans Memorial Parkway areas. 

    First, the southbound Brady St left turn lane onto Veterans Memorial Parkway will be closed between Sunday, November 1 and Sunday, November 15.  The closure is for IDOT pavement restoration.  Individuals using the location as a turnaround due to the closure of interstate exits should proceed to 55th St and turn back onto Brady from there. All others should proceed to 53rd St for eastbound travel.

    During the same timeframe, there will be periodic closures and lane reductions on and along Veterans Memorial Parkway between Jersey Ridge Road and Elmore Avenue while the contractor completes reinforcement work per Iowa DOT specifications. An effort will be made to minimize traffic disruptions while work is completed. However, detours are possible while repairs are made.

  • Construction is nearing completion along the riverfront. Most work impacting travel should button up by the end of November.  View Map.

    •  Railroad crossing restoration Harrison and adjacent to Beiderbecke should be complete next week. Restoration work at River Heritage Park will follow in early to mid-November, with work at Gaines and the Pershing Perry area being complete in November.

    • Work on the 1930’s sewer interceptor project on River Dr between Brown and Gaines St will not be complete until late November due to the discovery of less favorable infrastructure conditions and additional work needed. Other phases of the project will continue through the fall/winter and into the spring on River Dr near Marquette, along Beiderbecke, and along the riverfront west of Marquette St.

    • The CBQ lot is being resurfaced.  Work will be complete by the end of November. 

       Major Roads and Projects

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
  • Better roads are not limited to #Davenport streets. Watch for closures on the Duck Creek Recreational Trail beginning Monday, October 12, for trail resurfacing.

    Phase one will close the trail just east and west of Division St. Once work on phase one is complete, work will begin on phase two. In phase two, the path will be closed from approximately Washington St to Marquette St. With phase two, parking lot improvements will also be made, closing the Marquette St parking lot during construction.

    The project is estimated to be complete by the end of November, pending weather.

    See Detour Map.

  • Follow the signed detour for the riverfront recreational trail.  Construction in the area has disrupted much of the trail between LeClaire Park and Modern Woodmen Park. 

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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