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How you can track road work in Davenport this construction season

Drivers in Davenport can expect more detours as construction season ramps up, here's an easy way to track it all.
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DAVENPORT, Iowa — A website is available to help drivers in Davenport track the progress and locations of work across the city. 

Work on hundreds of manholes and dozens of roadways and streets has begun across the city, which will temporarily result in some detours and traffic tie-ups.

Overall, 964 manholes, 26 major roads and 41 neighborhood streets will be worked on.  The city is also working on improvements to its sewer system, a $28 million project.

In early May, crews were working on reconstructing and widening East 53rd Street, prompting drivers to detour around the area.  This is one of many street improvements for the season ahead, leaders say. 

You can find updates on which road are currently being worked on at their website Better Roads Davenport. The website also includes information for text, email or phone notifications on work that's being done

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“The detours are in place for everyone’s safety,” said Eric Longlett, Engineering Manager for Davenport Public Works. “When people drive into the construction zone, it creates a very dangerous situation for construction crews and themselves. We understand road construction is often inconvenient, but please be patient as we upgrade this significant artery of our city.”

As of Thursday, May 7, these were the projects underway: 

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You can also find traffic updates all over the area in real-time, here