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New traffic pattern is proposed for Illinois bound I-74

New detours are coming for drivers getting across the Interstate-74 Bridge.
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QUAD CITIES- New detours are coming for drivers getting across the Interstate-74 Bridge. For one potential detour, the IDOT wants to shift Illinois-bound traffic onto local roads, but they want to hear from you first.

Project leaders held a Q&A on Wednesday, December 11.

The plan is basically the opposite of what’s happening in Moline right now where Iowa bound drivers are diverted into the downtown.

With this new change drivers would exit at 7th avenue and take 19th street. Then, drivers would take Avenue of the Cities on-ramp to continue East on I-74.

Crews say this detour would help keep construction on time and minimize costs.

They say without this detour, the bridge construction would be delayed until 2021. They also say delaying construction would cost an extra 6.7 million dollars.

Project managers say it will take about a month to decide if this spring 2020 detour is going to happen.

Click Here to watch a video of the potential new detour.