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
Parking available as follows:
On Veterans Memorial Parkway west of Jersey Ridge Rd; Eastern Ave, right on Veterans Memorial, or
Jersey Ridge Rd north of Veterans Memorial Parkway; Elmore Ave, left on Jersey Ridge Rd. Please do not park on Jersey Ridge Rd south of the intersection, or Veterans Memorial Parkway east of the intersection.
This new section of Veterans Memorial Parkway from Jersey Ridge Road to the Interstate 74 overpass is the culmination of a new, 3.75-mile arterial road that connects Brady St to the eastern City limits.
The project includes the first roundabout in the City of Davenport, and the largest roundabout in the greater Quad City area. Roundabouts are proven to be a safer alternative to traditional signaled intersections for both motorists and pedestrians.
The total construction cost was $6.4 million, with $3.1 million funded by the Federal Highway Authority through an STP grant, and another nearly $2 million funded by the State of Iowa through a RISE grant.
Other property acquisition, engineering, and quality assurance costs for the project totaled $1 million, with $500,000 funded by the State of Iowa through the same RISE grant.
The total City-funded investment: $1.8 million.
This roadway is expected to alleviate traffic on E 53rd St., and spark new economic development along the entire corridor. Mills Chevrolet chose their location, and GM approved their location, knowing Veterans Memorial Parkway was coming.
The City wanted a significant project to dedicate to our Veterans, and with this segment’s opening, we want to remember all who have served our country.
Project Construction: City of Davenport Public Works, Valley Construction, Shive-Hattery, the Iowa DOT, and Veenstra & Kimm.
Construction began in July 2017.
Final Phases Additional construction will continue into the spring of 2019. This work includes: retaining walls, sidewalks, a recreational trail, finish grading, and grass.