NEWS.

9/15/22

Public Meeting Announced for I-80 Mississippi River Bridge Study

Study information, improvement alternatives to be detailed October 27

 

The Illinois Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Transportation, will hold a third online public meeting on Thursday, October 27, to present additional study findings, review potential improvement alternatives and receive public comment as part of the I-80 Mississippi River Bridge study.

 

The public meeting will be held online from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022. Participants can register to attend the meeting by clicking this LINK, or visiting the project website, I80MississippiBridge.com, and logging in with a name and email address.

 

The I-80 Mississippi River Bridge study includes approximately six miles from the I-88/I-80 interchange in East Moline, Ill., to SW 35th Street in LeClaire, Iowa. The public is encouraged to attend the October 27th meeting to learn more about the study to date, review a narrowed list of potential improvement alternatives and provide feedback to the project team. In addition to a video presentation, the meeting will include representatives from the Illinois and Iowa departments of transportation and the project consultant team. Exhibits will be available for review and the meeting will include a question and-answer session.

 

The I-80 Mississippi River Bridge was built in 1967 and is one of three major interstate bridges in the Quad Cities. The bridge has required significant repairs and rehabilitation in recent years and traffic is increasing with associated increases in vehicular crashes. The aging bridge continues to face costly maintenance expenses, and the roadway design does not meet current standards.

 

In April 2020, Illinois and Iowa conducted an online public meeting to introduce a Planning and Environment Linkages study of the bridge and corridor. Based on public feedback and additional study, a second public meeting was held in May 2022, to introduce findings and present seven improvement alternatives for the I-80 Mississippi River Bridge, and four improvement alternatives for the I-88/I-80 interchange.

 

At the upcoming third meeting, additional study findings will be presented by the project team, along with a narrowed list of improvement alternatives for public review and comment. All meeting materials will be available any time following the meeting on the project website, I80MississippiBridge.com. Comments are always welcome. Those received through Thursday, November 10, will become part of the public meeting record. The study is expected to conclude in late 2023 with recommendation of a preferred alternative.

PUBLIC MEETING #3

Thursday, October 27, 2022 / 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Click here to register

 

4/21/22

Public Meeting Announced for I-80 Mississippi River Bridge Study

 

The Illinois Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Transportation, will hold an online public meeting on Wednesday, May 11, to present findings and receive public comment as part of the Interstate-80 Mississippi River Bridge study.

 

The public meeting will be held online at LINK from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11. Participants can register to attend the meeting by clicking here and logging in with a name and email address.

 

The I-80 Mississippi River Bridge study includes approximately six miles from the I-88/I-80 interchange in East Moline, Ill., to SW 35th Street in Bettendorf, Iowa. The public is encouraged to attend the May 11th meeting to learn more about study findings to date and provide comment on potential improvement alternatives. In addition to a video presentation, the meeting will include representatives from the Illinois and Iowa departments of transportation and the project consultant team. Exhibits will be available for review and the meeting will include a question-and-answer session.

 

The I-80 Mississippi River Bridge was built in 1967 and is one of three major interstate bridges in the Quad Cities. The bridge has required significant repairs and rehabilitation in recent years and traffic is increasing with associated increases in vehicular crashes. The aging bridge continues to face costly maintenance expenses, and the roadway design does not meet current standards. In 2020, Illinois and Iowa conducted an online public meeting to introduce a Planning and Environment Linkages study of the bridge and corridor. Since then, the project team has continued to evaluate existing conditions and identified potential improvement alternatives.

 

Consideration of public input and evaluation of safety, capacity and infrastructure will continue following the public meeting. Meeting materials and the video presentation will be available at any time after the meeting on the project website. Comments are always welcome. Those received through May 25 will become part of the public meeting record.

 

The study is expected to conclude in late 2023 with a report and recommendation of a preferred alternative.

PUBLIC MEETING #2

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

4-5:30 p.m.

To register for the public meeting, click here.