John Deere Expressway expansion closes lanes, I-74 ramp

Drivers will have to use three other ramps to get on the John Deere Expressway eastbound while the I-74 ramp is closed.

MOLINE (Bettendorf Growl) — With construction season officially here, various projects have begun across the Metro.

One of the larger plans is the John Deere Expressway expansion project.

Crews will begin working to transform the expressway into six lanes from the current four.

Crews have adjusted the west bound lanes to accommodate four lanes of traffic. On the week of April 10, another traffic pattern switch to the the westbound side will occur while crews work on the east bound lanes.

The ramp from I-74 Iowa bound to the expressway eastbound will also also been closed at some point during the project. Crews will detour traffic onto the other ramps (refer to graphic above).

The whole project is expected to be finished by July 2019. More than 35,000 travel the expressway every day.


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