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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  Today is Saturday, July 26, the 207th day of 2014. There are 158 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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