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: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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