The intersection of Quincy Avenue and Gun Club Road experiences significant congestion during the morning and evening rush hours with very long waits at traffic signals that can take four cycles to get through. Your ease of transportation is important to the County. In a recent citizen survey, you told us that working on traffic congestion is a top priority for you. The improvement of this intersection will have a positive regional impact for commuters.
The project requires coordination with several partners including CDOT who owns the north section of this intersection and the City of Aurora who owns Quincy Avenue. Arapahoe County owns the south section of the intersection.
The improvement project will occur along Quincy Avenue from the western E-470 ramps out approximately 2,000 feet east of Gun Club Road. It also will impact Gun Club Road approximately 2,100 feet in both the north and south directions.
This is a federalized project as supported by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).
The new intersection is called a Partial Continuous Flow Intersection (PCFI) and is a modern and efficient approach to solving the congestion issue. When the improvements are complete, you will no longer wait at a long traffic signal when turning on to Quincy Avenue from Gun Club Road. You will be able to enter a turn movement lane about a quarter mile away from the intersection. That lane will allow you to continuously flow as you bypass the intersection and enter on to Quincy.
The total anticipated cost of this project is expected to be approximately $14M with contributions from the following entities: Federal fuding ($4,892,000), City of Aurora ($4,554,000) and Arapahoe County ($4,554,000).
Project documents have been submitted to CDOT for review and approval in accordance with Federal requirements. Once CDOT has approved the Concurrence to Award request, the contract will be awarded to SEMA Construction. We anticipate beginning construction in early August 2019.
For questions about the project, please call Karl Packer at 720-874-6528.