QUAD CITIES (KWQC) - The new Iowa-bound I-74 on-ramp in downtown Bettendorf is now open.
According to I-74 River Bridge officials, this means drivers will take the new ramp at Grant Street/US 67 instead of taking the existing ramp at 14th Street.
Starting on Thursday, drivers will be directed to take the new I-74 on-ramp located just west of 14th Street to continue west on I-74 towards Middle Road. Officials say the existing ramp at 14th Street will be permanently closed. This traffic configuration will remain in place until the new Iowa-bound river bridge is finished.
Also starting on Thursday, 14th Street will be closed permanently between Grant Street/US 67 and Mississippi Boulevard to allow the Iowa DOT to reconfigure the I-74 interchange in Bettendorf.
In order for drivers to get to 14th Street, they will need to take Grant Street/US 67 to northbound 12th Street/Kimberly Road to Mississippi Boulevard or take 16th Street to Mississippi Boulevard to 14th Street.