New I-74 local traffic route begins Friday in Bettendorf

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BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) - The Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation announced Tuesday they have completed two new lanes on I-74 in Bettendorf right on schedule.

Starting Friday, May 17, they will be switching all local I-74 traffic from Kimberly Road to the I-74 ramp from 14th St. The traffic switch is expected to take place Friday afternoon, weather permitting.

Drivers crossing the Iowa-bound bridge will still need to take exit four, the first exit to Grant St./U.S. 67 and continue straight to 14th St. The right lane on 14th St. will only allow access to the I-74 on-ramp. The left lane will allow drivers to access the I-74 on-ramp or Kimberly Road.

Construction will continue along the median of I-74 to expand the interstate to three lanes.