Just a reminder that Military Appreciation Week kicks off this Sunday, May 13.  The attached media release, which outlines various activities for the week was sent to you earlier in the month.

Also coming up next week Ride a Bike, Ride for Free.  CitiBus riders who use a bike to connect with CitiBus may ride for free during Bike to Work Week -May 14th through the 18th.  Riders must have a bike to place on the rack to be eligible for free fare. Connecting by bike is first come, first serve; each bus has the ability to accommodate up to two bikes on the rack.

If you’re looking for things to capture this weekend, don’t forget the Get Out And Trail Saturday! The fifth annual GOAT event is 9 AM to 1 PM along the trails on both sides of the Mississippi River. Whether by biking, walking running and hiking, participants are encouraged to take a break at a GOAT stop for refreshments and activities. This is a free event sponsored by the Davenport, Bettendorf, Rock Island, and Moline Park and Recreation Departments and no registration is needed.

Other items to put on your photo opportunities list this weekend includes the Beaux Art Fair and the unveiling of the Where the Wild Things Are, the Maurice Sendak: Memorial Exhibition at the Figge.   The exhibit runs through August 12 and sounds like great fun!  You might also want to catch the Rooftop Concert at the Putnam starting at noon on Saturday

Now on to today’s updates from Public Works.  South Hancock at the intersection of Rockingham Road will be closed beginning Monday, May 14 to allow removal and replacement of pavement at the intersection of Hancock and Rockingham Road.  The curb lane of Rockingham Road will likely be closed in this area during construction, however two-way traffic will be maintained on Rockingham.

The contractor estimates this work will be completed by Wednesday, May 23, depending on weather.  Work at the intersection of Birchwood and Rockingham has been completed and this road re-opened.  Other finish work on the Rockingham Rd Reconstruction and Resurfacing project will continue through June.

Jersey Ridge Road between Cromwell Circle and Elmore Avenue is being reduced to one lane of traffic during the daytime for installation of a new storm sewer as part of the project that extends Veterans Memorial Parkway between Elmore Avenue and Jersey Ridge Road.

During the daytime reduction to one lane, two-way travel will be permitted using “Stop, Please Alternate” traffic control.  Motorists should expect delays, especially during peak travel hours.  Non-local traffic is encouraged to seek an alternate route.  The daytime lane reduction is necessary for construction equipment access and worker safety.

The new storm sewer construction should be completed by mid-June.  Once completed, work will move to the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Jersey Ridge.  When this occurs, the intersection will be fully closed and a detour placed for approximately 3 months.  Work on Phase 2, Veterans Memorial Parkway construction between Elmore and Jersey Ridge continues while work on Phase 3, as noted above, is completed.  All work is estimated to be complete in the fall of 2018.

Here’s the link to the latest flood update.  The current Mississippi River level is 17.39 ft., and cresting at 17.4 ft. today, Friday May 11. Projections indicate that the river should recede below 16 ft. on Thursday, May 17.  Please note that another flood update will be posted on Sunday.  Please check this link for the latest update.


Have a great weekend everybody!  Enjoy all the great things happening in Davenport!

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