Hey everybody!  Well the snow has stopped and the sidewalk is cleared so I thought I would take a moment to send you the following update from Public Works.

Crews transitioned snow removal efforts to residential roads early this morning.  Please park off-street on residential roads today, Sunday, January 13, when you are able.  Parking off-street helps crews to clear roads more safely and efficiently, especially on narrow roadways. 

Hickory Grove Road between Howell and Wilkes is for water main repairs.

Hickory Grove Road between Dover Court and Central Park Avenue is for emergency hydrant repairs.

Traffic is being routed head-to-head in two lanes which changes from northbound to southbound lanes. Drive with caution through the area.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Veterans Memorial Parkway Friday, December, 14th, 4:00 PM Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the opening of Veterans Memorial Parkway. The ceremony will begin promptly at 4:00pm. The road will be officially opened following the ceremony.



Project Remarks and Thank you

Project Construction

Parking available as follows:

Please note that the work will not be complete until December 19. 

Also Public Works advises that traffic will be detoured as follows: eastbound traffic will be detoured north on Eastern to Kimberly Road, and westbound traffic will be detoured southbound on Kimberly Road from the intersection of Locust and Middle Rd to State Street.

https://davenport.novusagenda.com/AgendaPublic/MeetingsResponsive.aspx?meetingType=13  As you know, the meeting gets underway at 3:30PM in the Community Room at the Police Department.

The Mississippi River is finally receding, after cresting for a second time this month.  The second crest of 16.86FT was reached yesterday, Monday, October 23.  With this crest, the river is projected to fall below 15FT by Monday, October 30.   It is likely the river will not fall below 13FT until late next week.

The current river level is 16.76.  Roads, trails and facilities will re-open as the river falls, debris can be removed, and areas cleaned.

Due to rising river levels, the City is closing River Drive between 3rd and Brady streets to install flood protection.  The closure will be in place around 8am this morning, Tuesday, October 9.

Eastbound traffic is detoured up Brady to 3rd Street to River Drive.  Westbound traffic is detoured at 4th St, to Harrison, to River Drive. 


Rain this past week, combined with more in the forecast, has resulted in changes to the projected crest of the Mississippi. The river is now forecast to crest at 16.8 FT on Thursday, October 11.  River levels are expected to hover around 16.5 FT to 16.7 FT most of the week.

The current river level is 16.11 FT.

Based on the current and projected river levels, the following flood impacts and measures have been or will occur in the coming days.


The Iowa DOT completed repairs to the I-80 overpass at Jersey Ridge Road today, and the overpass has re-opened. Jersey Ridge remains closed at Veterans Memorial Parkway; however, access from Jersey Ridge Road is available at Elmore Ave.

The river’s crest was significantly reduced over the weekend.  The Mississippi River crested at 15.41 FT on Sunday, September 9 and is expected to drop to 14 FT by Sunday, September 16

 at this time.

The current river level is 15.41 FT.

Based on the current river level and crest projection, the following flood impacts and measures have been or will occur in the coming days.