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People in the Quad Cities will learn more Wednesday about how future construction on and near I-74 will affect them.

The Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation will host two public open-house meetings Wednesday and Thursday to talk about construction over the next several years stretching from Avenue of the Cities in Moline to 53rd Street in Davenport.

Officials from both DOTs said the goal of these meetings is to let people know how the construction will impact them so they can start planning now to take other routes if necessary.

The bulk of the construction will be on the bridge itself and is expected to last about 3.5 years to be completed in late 2020, possibly in 2021.

During that time, Iowa DOT Transportation Planner Sam Shea said thru traffic will be discouraged.

But before that bridge construction begins, local road construction related to the project will start on River Drive in Moline in the fall of 2014, according to the Illinois DOT. Grant and State Streets in Bettendorf will begin to see some road work next year, the Iowa DOT said.

People can learn more about the construction plans and see designs for the new bridge at Wednesday and Thursday’s meetings.

Wednesday’s is from 4 to 7 p.m. at the iWireless Center. Thursday’s meeting is at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf and also runs 4 to 7 p.m.

US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will be in town Thursday to get a firsthand look at the bridge and discuss the plan to replace it.


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