Rock Island Mayor Mike Thoms

Rebuild Downtown Rock Island construction update

Work is underway for the Rebuild Downtown Rock Island project. The slide deck from the April 10 pre-construction meeting outlines the entire project, including parking plans, and this information sheet was handed out at the meeting.

Project Location, Phases & Important Dates

Phase 1
18th Street from 1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue
3rd Avenue from 18th Street to 19th Street
2nd Avenue from 18th Street to 19th Street
Start Date: April 16, 2024
Projected End Date: Nov/Dec 2024

Phase 2
Intersections of 2nd Avenue and 19th Street and 3rd Avenue and 19th Street
Start Date: October 2024
Projected End Date: December 2024

Phase 3
Arts Alley reconstruction
Start Date: June 2024
Projected End Date: July 2024

Construction Work Happening Now

Week of April 15, 2024
– Set Traffic Control
– Start Demolition of 18th Street at 1st Avenue

Week of  April 22, 2024
– Demolition of 18th Street
– Demolition at 18th Street and 2nd Avenue intersection

Traffic Control
– 18th Street from 1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue will be closed, including the intersection of 18th St and 3rd Ave
– 3rd Avenue from 18th Street to the 19th Street intersection will be closed
– 2nd Avenue will be mostly closed to pedestrian traffic

Primary Contacts


Secondary Contacts


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