I'm as excited as the next guy for the new Costco being built just off 53rd Street in Davenport, but before we get to the grand opening there is road work to be done that will gum up the thoroughfare.

Work began yesterday on a new intersection that will include a median, traffic lights, and a right-turn lane on 53rd Street leading to the new store.

Traffic will be impacted in an area that is already one of Iowa's busiest intersections.

Watch for posted lane closures, and be mindful that those are our friends and neighbors working in the construction zone.

The payoff will be a new Costco.