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It's been a long-awaited project and we're learning about more definitive progress for the new I-74 Bridge. An Iowa Department of Transportation spokesperson tells us money is in place to start construction in fiscal year 2018, that's in both Iowa and Illinois.
     
Now they're in the final design phase and talking more about how they'll handle traffic during construction.

"Traffic handling can be pretty complicated, pretty difficult and currently we have a 5 year construction cycle for the project but we're trying to see if we can reduce that to something less than four years if possible," said Doug Rick, I-74 Project Manager.

38 businesses are also having to move because of bridge construction. At the end of the year the D-O-T is hoping to be done taking down all the properties.