Road construction on 18th Avenue between 17th Street and 46th Street is to begin on Monday, August 27, 2018.
Road construction on 18th Avenue between 17th Street and 46th Street is to begin on Monday, August 27, 2018. Construction is anticipated to last until June/July of 2019. This project is being funded by Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant Funds with a local funding match with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) administering the contract.Phase 1: 18th Avenue; 17th Street to 21st StreetPhase 1 work is to begin on Monday, August 27, 2018, and is expected to be completed in about 5 days, Friday August 31, 2018. Due to IDOT’s traffic control policies, 18th Avenue will be closed to traffic between 17th Street and 21st Street for this time period.Vehicle traffic will be maintained using the following detour routes as determined by IDOT(see attached diagram): westbound 18th Avenue traffic will be detoured south on 21st Street to 19th Avenue, then west to 17th Street, then north back to 18th Avenue. Eastbound traffic will be detoured south on 17th Street to 23rd Avenue, then east to 24th Street and then north along 24th Street to 18th Avenue.Phase 2: 18th Avenue; 21st Street to 30th Streets, North Side and 39th Street to 46th Street, North SidePhase 2 work is expected to begin following Labor Day on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, and is expected to last for a couple of months. During this phase, IDOT is mandating the closing of the north half of 18th Avenue in these sections for a work zone. The south half of 18th Avenue will be open for one-lane, one-way traffic, with flaggers directing traffic while the contractor is working. The work zones, one-way traffic and flaggers will be removed during those periods of the day, and week-end, when the contractor is not working to allow for two-lanes of two-way traffic.The following southbound residential side streets will be closed at 18th Avenue during this phase of construction: 21st Street, 22nd Street, 24½ Street, 26th Street, 28th Street, 29th Street, 29½ Street, 40th Street, 42nd Street and 43rd Street.GeneralTo accommodate the City’s annual Labor Day Parade, no construction activities will occur along the parades route and staging areas (18th Avenue, between 24th Street and 38th Street) during the Labor Day Weekend.The City’s major north-south arterial streets: 17th Street, 30th Street and 38th Street will remain open and free of construction activities during this project.Pedestrian traffic will be maintained at all times during construction. Travel delays can be expected to occur during the construction activity along the 18th Avenue corridor. Please follow all posted construction signs for detour directions as needed, and watch for trucks entering and leaving the construction zones.The City of Rock Island is sorry for any inconvenience due to this road work and appreciates the patience and consideration of the traveling public.