In May, 2018, Department of Transportation awarded the City of Moline a $2 million grant to connect the Mississippi River multi-use trail system to the Rock River trail. Eventually, it will also connect to the new I-74 Bridge trail leading to Iowa. Moline’s contribution of $500,000 brings the total investment to $2.4 million. The river-to-river recreation path codified about six years ago awaits the completion of the I-74 Bridge before construction can begin. Generally speaking, it will follow the I-74 corridor; in the meantime, there are three alignment studies underway. “It is our alignment and refinement stage as we work to connect the corridors”, Jeff Anderson, city planner and author of the grant, reports, “The first phase will be from River Drive to 7th Avenue.