City of Rock Island road closures


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Posted Online: Nov. 12, 2012, 12:43 pm
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Press release submitted by city of Rock Island



Road Closure, 18th Avenue at the Railroad Crossing between 1st Street and the Rock Island Parkway
On Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 18th Avenue will be closed to traffic between 1st Street and the Rock Island Parkway to place asphalt as part of a repair to the railroad crossing. This repair will begin at 9:00 a.m. and normal traffic will resume after the work is completed.
18th Avenue traffic will be detoured to 6th Avenue between 1st Street and the Rock Island Parkway. Please follow construction signs for directions and detours. Motorists should watch for trucks entering and leaving the construction zone.
The City of Rock Island is sorry for any inconvenience due to this road closure and appreciates the patience and consideration of the traveling public.



















 



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