Construction on the Iowa American Water flood protection project will require closure of Davenport’s riverfront trail for at least two months.

Construction has reached a critical stage so that it is no longer possible to keep the trail open through the construction site because of space limitations.

The closure will begin Monday on the portion of the trail through the water company area and will last at least two months, the city announced Wednesday.

Detour routes have been established for bicycles and pedestrians. Bicyclists will be detoured to Mound Street, 12th Street, Bridge Avenue and Oneida Avenue. Pedestrians will be detoured to Mound Street, River Drive, Mississippi Avenue, 9th Street, Bridge Avenue and Oneida Avenue. There are small detour signs to mark the routes.

Trail users and drivers are asked to be cautious along the detour routes.

As construction on East River Drive continues, modifications will be made in the pedestrian detour, with updates marked by signs.

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The flood protection construction around the water facility is being done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under an agreement with the city of Davenport.