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I-74 Corridor Map - Text below

53rd Street

  • Reconstruct and improve the interchange with
    loop ramps in the northwest and southeast quadrants and associated improvements along 53rd Street

U.S. 6 (Spruce Hills Drive) interchange

  • Improve the interchange ramps, including shifting the existing northbound exit and entrance ramps and the ramp intersection west of its present location

Holmes Street underpass

  • Maintain the existing Holmes Street. Mississippi Boulevard underpass, but close the existing Kimberly Road underpass

Middle Road

  • Improve interchange design features

Downtown Bettendorf

  • Reconstruct and improve the interchange with a full-access interchange at Grant Street (U.S. 67)
  • Eliminate existing ramps at State Street and at Kimberly Road
  • Convert Grant Street in the vicinity of I-74 to a two-way street with three lanes in each direction

Downtown Moline

  • Provide an improved full access interchange with ramp connections at 7th Avenue/19th Street and at 6th Avenue (IL 92 east bound), and a partial interchange with ramps to and from the north at River Drive.

U.S. 67 diagonal connector

  • Reconstruct and improve the interchange with a full-access interchange at Grant Street (U.S. 67)
  • Provide new connector roadways to route State Street traffic towards the I-74 interchange ramps at Grant Street

Mississippi River crossing

  • Construct a new I-74 Mississippi River bridge along a new alignment to the east of the existing bridges
  • Remove the existing bridges
  • Pursue opportunities for a pedestrian bike trail along I-74 bridge

Avenue of the Cities

  • Improve interchange design features

Mainline

  • Reconstruct and improve I-74 providing six basic lanes with additional auxiliary lanes at select locations.
  • Shift alignment of I-74 to the east near the Mississippi River