The road construction on 18th Avenue between 17th Street and 21st Street, as part of the larger 18th Avenue Resurfacing Project, has been completed. 18th Avenue is now open to normal traffic patterns. Work on this project has been suspended for the Labor Day Holiday weekend and will resume on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
Phase 2: 18th Avenue; 21st Street to 30th Streets, North Side and 39th Street to 46th Street, North Side:
Phase 2 work is expected to begin 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, two-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.
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.