Forest Grove Drive Reconstruction Project
The Forest Grove Drive Reconstruction Project brings our streets and sewers “up to par” – pun intended! This project will help support the $100 million expansion of the TBK Bank Sports Complex, plus it’s the groundwork of A NEW GATEWAY TO BETTENDORF. To see what the future holds, take a look at this video!
September 15, 2023 - Still On Schedule
The Forest Grove Drive Reconstruction Project is now more than 80% complete and has moved into the final phase of construction. The current detour (see first map below) is still in effect until the week of September 25th when major sections of Forest Grove Drive and Middle Road will reopen to traffic (see second map below)!
August 31, 2023 - Upcoming Traffic Changes
The biggest Public Works project ever in the City of Bettendorf is now 80% complete. The Forest Grove Drive Reconstruction Project began in July 2022 and is now entering its final months. With that, comes some temporary traffic changes in September:
Tuesday, September 5th
Starting Tuesday, September 5th, these three areas are closing –
- Forest Grove Drive East of Competition Drive (East of Middle Road)
- Competition Drive between Middle Road and Forest Grove Drive (East of Middle Road)
- Middle Road and Competition Drive Intersection (North of Forest Grove Drive)
SOUTHBOUND DETOUR: If you are coming from the north on Middle Road, there will be a temporary road built north of Kwik Star to detour traffic south to Competition Court and Competition Drive. From there, drivers will be back on the current detour along Competition Drive west to Forest Grove Drive (blue line on map below). If you are trying to get to Forest Grove Drive east of Middle Road, take Indiana Avenue north of Interstate 80 to Wells Ferry Road (red line on map below).
NORTHBOUND DETOUR: If you are coming from the south on Middle Road, you will need to take 53rd Avenue west to Devils Glen Road (red line on map below) or Hopewell Avenue east to Criswell Street and Wells Ferry Road to Indiana Avenue (red line on map below).
Access to Interstate 80 will be available from both the north and south with all ramps open. Access to the TBK Bank Sports Complex and nearby businesses will be from Forest Grove Drive and Competition Drive west of Middle Road only.
This closure is expected to last three weeks.
Monday, September 25th
The final phase of construction is expected to begin the week of September 25th with three areas opening to traffic for the first time since 2022 –
- Middle Road South of Forest Grove Drive
- Forest Grove Drive and Middle Road
- Forest Grove Drive and Championship Drive (West of Middle Road)
These intersections will be used as the detour route (blue line on map below) for Middle Road traffic as the construction zone (yellow line on map below) centralizes on Middle Road north of Forest Grove Drive, as well as the Competition Drive and Forest Grove Drive intersection east of Middle Road, which will be closed.
All construction is anticipated to be completed before the end of the year. For more information on the Forest Grove Drive Reconstruction Project, go to www.forestgrovedrive.com.
August 20, 2023 - Roadway Taking Shape
There is a lot of progress to show as crews work through these hot summer days to keep this project moving and grooving. As you can see in the video below, roads are being poured and pavers are being set:
July 25, 2023 - Progress, Progress, Progress
There is a lot of progress taking place this summer:
- NOW OPEN: Forest Grove Drive east of Friendship Path is now open to local traffic!
- Forest Grove Drive East of Middle Road: Crews have completed the first stage of concrete paving and utility work. They are also working on the recreational trail and installing decorative pavers.
- Middle Road and Forest Grove Drive West of Middle Road: Crews are currently in the second stage of paving.
- Forest Grove Drive West of Championship Drive: Crews are installing decorative pavers in the plaza and median areas.
May 8, 2023 - Adding Stop Signs to Help Reduce Traffic Backups
On Monday, May 8th, two intersections along the current Forest Grove Drive and Middle Road detour (see below) are undergoing a change to help traffic flow:
1) Devils Glen Road and Hopewell Avenue
2) Devils Glen Road and Forest Grove Drive
Both of these intersections are going to be converted to full stop intersections to help reduce backups due to the increased traffic associated with the detour. The stop signs at Devils Glen Road and Hopewell Avenue are permanent. The stop signs at Devils Glen Road and Forest Grove Drive are temporary until they are replaced with a traffic signal in 2024.
Additionally, the current crosswalk located north of the Devils Glen Road and Hopewell Avenue intersection will be removed and relocated to the north leg of the intersection itself.
Traffic control message boards will be in place to warn drivers of the change, with LED stop signs also being installed. Drivers are asked to use extra caution and to give themselves additional time during this change.
April 27, 2023 - Progress On (and Off - Iron Tee Golf!) Forest Grove Drive
April 15, 2023 - Businesses in The Plex are OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
March 17, 2023 - Driving the Detour with Mayor Bob
February 14, 2023 - Next Phase of Forest Grove Drive Reconstruction Project Begins February 21st
December 14, 2022 - Section of Forest Grove Drive Reopening to Traffic, New Section Closing
October 19, 2022 - City's Largest Public Works Project EVER Moving Forward
July 8, 2022 - Announcement of City's Largest Public Works Project EVER