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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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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