Improvements coming to Quincy & Gun Club

9NEWS @ 9. 9/14/2016

AURORA - If you have to travel through the intersection of Quincy Avenue and Gun Club Road in Aurora you know the backups can be frustrating.

"In this intersection here a lot of people come up north and then turn left onto Quincy and so that what's caused some of the backup and that's why we chose this solution," said Andrew Meyerkord, consultant project manager.

Right now the intersection gets an F when it comes to level of service during the morning and evening commutes according to Arapahoe County officials.

Wednesday night a public meeting was held to detail changes coming to the intersection. It will be converted into what's called a partial continuous flow intersection.

"They [drivers] come up to the intersection, they want to make a left, the left arrow is only so long so what happens is traffic backs up quite a bit to the south," said Meyerkord.  "So this solution here is going to separate the left turn and the through traffic so they can make maneuvers through the intersection at the same time."

Work is expected to get under way in the summer of 2017. It's estimated to take between a year and a year and a half. Plans are also in the works to eventually widen both Gun Club Road and Quincy Avenue.

 

Copyright 2016 KUSA


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