John Deere Road construction

John Deere Road construction will require the partial closure of 44th Avenue at 53rd Street for about two weeks. In this file photo, work is done at the intersection of 60th Street and John Deere Road.

The City of Moline is collaborating with the Illinois Department of Transportation and McCarthy Construction to shift eastbound traffic along John Deere Road onto the newly constructed eastbound lanes in time for the holiday shopping season.

Westbound traffic will remain on the temporary pavement throughout the winter and the westbound barrier wall will be removed.

“Both Department of Transportation staff and McCarthy employees have been very respectful of the city’s role and welcomed our input throughout the project. The traffic improvements motorists will see this winter are a direct result of the strength of this partnership,” said JD Schulte, Moline public works director.

The entire corridor will have full access at all side roads with turning lanes beginning Wednesday, Nov. 22, and will remain open until construction resumes in the spring of 2018. The eastbound ramp onto John Deere Road, northbound from I-74, also will reopen.

Leaving the westbound traffic on the current existing westbound pavement also will allow an expedited start to construction activities next year. In the spring, the westbound traffic will be moved to the newly constructed pavement with a barrier wall similar to the current arrangement.