Rush-hour congestion is hectic. Disabled vehicles and maintenance activities are inconvenient. All of which leads to a restricted I-74 corridor. With its narrow width and lack of shoulders, the existing Mississippi River Bridge is a major contributor to the congestion problems. The Iowa and Illinois departments of transportation are making changes to I-74 for a better traveling experience with additional travel lanes, improvements to interchanges and intersections, as well as other improvements.
The I-74 Mississippi River Bridge is bringing you additional travel lanes, improvements to interchanges and intersections and new designs for on- and off-ramps. The Quad Cities are growing, and the Iowa and Illinois departments of transportation want to bring the public a safer commute, better designed interchanges and a more reliable travel experience.
A number of bicycle and pedestrian facilities are included in the project area, including a multi-use path along the I-74 bridge and connections to existing local paths in both Bettendorf and Moline.
New interchanges, local road reconfigurations and the new bridge will improve mobility and operation, thereby making it safer and more reliable for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.