Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Quad Cities mayors, and the directors of the Iowa and Illinois Departments of Transportation turned over ceremonial dirt Monday at Leach Park in Bettendorf, Iowa, to
break ground for the I-74 bridge, a $400 million project which aims to replace the current twin bridges, widen the road to two lanes, and include a pedestrian and bike path.
Gov. Rauner took a break from budget negotiations in Springfield to attend the ceremony.