The partial continuous flow intersection at Quincy Avenue and Gun Club Road is almost complete. Construction crews have a few punch-list items that remain, following the new traffic configuration opening in late June. Motorists are reminded to utilize the new left turn lanes while traveling northbound and southbound on Gun Club Road to access Quincy Avenue. These new left turn lanes on Gun Club Road are located about a quarter of a mile before the intersection with Quincy Avenue. The new turn lanes crossover the oncoming lanes to alleviate traffic congestion at the intersection. Here is a reminder how to use the new crossover lanes when traveling north or south on Gun Club Road to access Quincy Avenue. Remember to stay left to turn left on Quincy Avenue. View a complete guide on how to navigate the 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