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A construction project is creating a traffic bottleneck on a major road in Davenport. But it's a temporary problem that should resolve an even more serious situation down the road.

A new storm water drainage system is being built under a parking lot at St. Ambrose University. Whenever there is lot of rain, the intersection of Scott and West Locust becomes flooded. Drivers have to power through puddles that are several inches deep and students can't park in the Cosgrove Hall parking lot because it fills with almost two feet of water.

So, workers are reconstructing the storm water drainage system by installing a detention storage unit that can hold up to 1.1 million gallons of water. Drainage pipes that were 10 inches in diameter are now 54 inches wide. The project is designed not only to help students, faculty and drivers, but also to protect the environment.

"There's a lot of sediment and oil and grease and things of that nature on the pavement. All that water would previously just get flushed through the system and end up in Duck Creek," said project engineer Paul Loete. "What we're going to do now is let that first flush of pollutants to get infiltrated in the groundwater, so the existing soils will act as a filter to filter that material out. The water that ends up in Duck Creek will be cleaner than it was in the past," he added.

The university partnered with the city of Davenport to get the project going. The construction will cost $1.8 million, which is being paid for by the university, the city and grant money.

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