Rock Island road closure on 42nd Street West


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Posted Online: Oct. 30, 2013, 10:31 am
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Press release submitted by city of Rock Island


Road Closure – 42nd Street West, South of 81st Avenue West Intersection

Beginning on Thursday, October 31, 2013, 42nd Street West, south of the 81st Avenue West intersection, will be closed to traffic for the installation of underground utilities. The closure will begin at 8 a.m. and normal traffic will resume after work is completed.
The roadway is anticipated to be re-opened to traffic by Monday, November 11. 42nd Street West traffic will be detoured along the Rock Island Parkway and 85th Avenue West. Please follow all posted construction signs for detour directions and watch for trucks entering and leaving the construction zone.
The City of Rock Island is sorry for any inconvenience due to this construction and appreciates the patience and consideration of the traveling public.

















 




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1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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