DAVENPORT (Bettendorf Growl) - Preparations for flooding along the Mississippi River will affect traffic in the downtown beginning Monday.
River Drive will close between Iowa Street and Perry Street at 9 a.m. on Thursday as public works crews install flood barriers.
More closures will take place on River Drive as water levels rise.
The detour for the northbound River Drive is Division Street to 3rd Street to River Drive. The southbound detour is 4th Street to Division Street to Rockingham Road to River Drive.
The river is expected to crest at 17.8 feet on Thursday.