Rick’s Six: Fog advisory, road work, street alignment costs and health care | Local News

A good Tuesday to all. Dense fog will eventually give way to sunny skies late this morning with the Quad-Cities heating up to summer-like temps. Here are the weather details from the National Weather Service.

1. Dense fog advisory for Q-C region until 10 a.m.


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NWS: Weather summary

The Quad-City region is under a dense fog National Weather Service dense fog advisory until 10 a.m. today.

Light winds and abundant low-level moisture aided by recent rainfall in some areas has allowed areas of dense fog to develop early this morning. Skies will continue to clear from west to east, which will allow the dense fog to become widespread.

Drivers can expect visibilities one quarter of a mile or less during the morning commute.

Drivers should slow down, use one’s headlights and leave plenty of driving distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you.

2. Summer-like temps return to Q-C


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Once the widespread dense fog wraps up we will see mostly sunny skies with a high near 82 degrees. It will be humid with calm winds becoming southeast at around 5 mph.

Tuesday night will be mostly clear with a low around 66 degrees.

There’s a slight chance of showers Wednesday with mostly sunny skies and a high near 88 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

For Wednesday night there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a low around 67 degrees.

3. Resurfacing project begins on Bridge Avenue


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Road Closed, Detour Signs



The city of Davenport reports that Bridge Avenue will be closed beginning today between Kirkwood Boulevard and E. 12th Street for resurfacing work.

The project is expected to be completed by Oct. 20 depending on weather and subsurface conditions.

Drivers are advised to seek an alternate route during construction.

This project will include sewer repair in 10 locations, milling the top layer of asphalt, patching underlying pavement as necessary, fixing curbs and sidewalks, and re-paving with asphalt.

4. Bettendorf street project would cost more than $20 million


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State-Grant realignment

The city of Bettendorf is studying whether to turn State and Grant streets into two-way traffic in an effort to boost its downtown.



If the city of Bettendorf elects to realign State and Grant streets in its downtown corridor, the change will come with a price tag in excess of $20 million.

Bettendorf pursued the feasibility study as part of a long-range effort to create a more walkable, accessible and vibrant environment while committing to the economic redevelopment of the downtown area.

As part of the scenarios examined, Snyder & Associates examined what it would take to make State and Grant streets two-way thoroughfares between 15th and 26th streets. Read more.


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AP Top 25 Takeaways: a Texas-USC classic; Nebraska flops

Northern Illinois running back Jordan Huff (23) is pushed out of bounds by Nebraska linebacker Mohamed Barry, right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)



According to our Tuesday morning quarterback, sports columnist Don Doxsie, it’s never a good sign when your athletic director feels compelled  to come out with a statement about the football program just three games into the season. But that is exactly what happened at Nebraska. Read more. 

6. Grassley, Ernst undecided on new healthcare plan


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GOP Grassley

 Republican U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst greet delegates at  Saturday’s state Republican convention at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines in this file photo. 

 


A last-minute attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. Senate has not yet won the endorsement of Iowa’s two Republican senators, but the plan could be headed for a vote.

A new Republican bill, championed by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has resurrected the battle over health care in Washington, D.C., just weeks before the Nov. 1 enrollment period for Affordable Care Act markets is scheduled to open.

The legislation would revoke several parts of Obamacare, such as the one requiring individuals to buy insurance. It also would take funding from the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, premium tax credits and cost-sharing reduction payments and put them into a block grant to be sent to states for health care spending. Read more.

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