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Centennial Bridge Restrictions

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It's never too early to start planning for the closure of the Centennial Bridge and the need for alternate routes due to repairs.

Transverse beam replacement will occur from June to October 2014 with the complete bridge closure planned to take up 35 consecutive days from July 28th to September 5th. Pedestrian and bicycle access will be available during Centennial Bridge construction.

Traffic congestion is expected on the inner city bridges of Government Bridge and I-74.

These are the tips the Bi-State Regional Commission has planned to avoid congestion.

  • Postpone meetings around the closure period.
  • Holding meeting at the north and south ends of the Quad Cities, taking I-280 and I-80.
  • Giving extra time to get to work, meetings and other events/activities.
  • Traveling off peak hour times by avoiding 6:30 - 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Allowing more flexible schedules during the closure period for employees.
  • Checking daycare/childcare options for extended hours if parents/family run behind due to bridge travel.
  • Considering walking or bicycling. Park nearby and take the last leg of your rip by walking or bicycling via the Government Bridge or Centennial Bridge (anticipating access by pedestrians and bicyclists).
  • Taking public transit to reduce the number of vehicles on the road. Note - CitiBus bridge line route is expected to be shifted to cross at the Government Bridge. However, this route would be subject to draw span openings due to barge traffic which has the right-of-way.
  • Tuning up your vehicles and keep them fueled, to prevent breakdowns on the other bridge crossings.

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