Heads up motorists. The new intersection configuration is now open to traffic. Please follow signage to navigate the new intersection. Workers are still present so please follow the posted speed limit. Here is how to drive this new intersection.
Below is a simulation from the Florida Department of Transportation. This is very similar to the Arapahoe County project, however, the Quincy Ave/Gun Club intersection will have two through lanes, in comparison to the three shown in the video.
This intersection experiences significant congestion during peak rush hour times. Long waits through multiple signal cycles are a source of frustration. The County recognizes that working on traffic congestion is a top priority for citizens. The improvements of this intersection will have positive regional impact.
The new intersection is called a Partial Continuous Flow Intersection (PCFI) and is a modern and efficient approach to reducing delays and travel time.
The efficiency of a PCFI is developed by forcing the left turn lane movements to occur away from the intersection. With the left turn movements away from the intersection, a greater capacity exists for traffic going straight through the intersection on Gun Club Road. Additionally, the left turn movements on to Quincy Avenue will occur simultaneously, increasing volume of vehicles through the intersection. As shown in the map, traffic will soon be able to enter a left turn lane about a quarter mile away to continuously flow and bypass the intersection.
The E-470 ramps also are being relocated to help distribute traffic and ease congestion at the intersection.
The total project is estimated at $12,870,937 with contributions from the following.
City of Aurora.........................$4,021,469