What has been a long time of conversations is getting closer to possibly being a reality. Davenport officials have been contemplating converting Davenport's 3rd and 4th streets from one-ways to two-ways for a while. Those wanting that change has become loud enough that a public meeting is being held about finally making this happen. Yes, you have a chance to share your thoughts and opinions about the conversion.

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A conversation that has been going on since the 1980s could finally actually become a reality. For about 40 years, residents, public figures, and business owners in Davenport have wanted 3rd and 4th streets in downtown Davenport to be converted from one-way traffic to two-way traffic.

The Downtown Davenport Partnership, which is made up of the downtown property owners and businesses, has wanted this change for a long time. Back in February, we told you that the partnership will even help cover the cost of the conversion. Downtown Davenport Partnership Executive Director Kyle Carter told WQAD,

"Plus, the Downtown Partnership, which is made up of the downtown property owners and businesses have agreed to pay for almost 35-40% of the conversion costs over 10 years to help the city pay for that bond, which is between $600,000-700,000, which is real money."

The City of Davenport has already received $10 million in federal funding to reconstruct the area between Telegraph and Harrison, which would help with funding that project.

But with a major project like this, residents, motorists, business owners, and others definitely have concerns, and the City of Davenport is holding another meeting to receive feedback.

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The City of Davenport will be hosting one more public input session about the 3rd and 4th conversion project. Officials say this meeting is to gather resident and stakeholder feedback, concerns, and questions regarding the conversion of 3rd and 4th Streets from one-way to two-way traffic.

If you have any input, questions, or concerns, this will be a great chance to ask or make them known.

The last input meeting for the 3rd and 4th streets conversion project will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022. The meeting will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in St. Ambrose University's Rogalski Center (518 West Locust Street).

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