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West Quincy Avenue (South Swadley Court to South Simms St)

Posted on November 25, 2019 at 8:11 AM by Lindsay Townsend

Project Scope:
This project is being designed and constructed with Jefferson County One-Half Cent Sales Tax Funds, and in part with the County’s Impact Fee Funds. The purpose of the project is to advance the design of West Quincy Avenue from West Tufts Avenue to South Simms Street from the conceptual level design to a final design for making roadway and landscaping improvements.

Planned Project Improvements/Elements:
• 11-foot wide travel lanes (one in each direction)
• Raised medians (west of Arbutus)
• Two-way painted left-turn lanes (east of Arbutus)
• 6-foot wide concrete sidewalks (attached and detached)
• 4-foot wide on-street bike lanes
• Enhanced pedestrian/bicycle crossings at:
     Regional Trail Crossing at Eldridge
     Youngfield Street bus stop
     Harriman Ditch Trail Crossing
• New storm sewer system to reduce flood potential
• Water quality treatment of initial storm waters
• Changing Quincy/Simms roundabout to a single-lane roundabout
• New retaining walls
• Irrigated (low water usage) landscaping improvements

Project Update (as of November 25, 2019):
Jefferson County selected American Civil Constructors, LLC (ACC) to construct the Quincy Phase 1 construction project (i.e. S. Swadley Court to S. Simms Street).  Construction started April 15th and will continue through the fall.

Full Closure of W. Quincy Avenue and S. Simms Street Intersection
Paving activities will continue at the W. Quincy Avenue and S. Simms Street Intersection on Monday, November 25 between 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Traffic will be stopped between S. Kipling Street and W. Quincy Place and only residents of the Lakehurst Townhomes will be able to go past that closure.

ACC will assure that buses and emergency vehicles can travel through the W. Quincy Avenue and S. Simms Street intersection.

Link to W. Quincy Avenue and S. Simms Street Detour Map 11-25-2019
See Detour Map

This will be the final full closure for Phase I, but drivers should expect minor traffic holds through November as crews finalize striping and signage.  There will be no work activities between Thursday, November 28 through Sunday, December 1 in observance of Thanksgiving.

The public is encouraged to use alternative routes during construction.

Note: The current traffic control during construction is a four-way stop condition.  After construction is completed, the intersection will be a new single-lane Modern Roundabout (i.e. with no stop signs).

Link to W. Quincy Avenue and S. Simms Street Single-Lane Roundabout Plan (PDF)

The improvements to W. Quincy Ave. (S. Simms Street to W. Tufts Avenue) will be addressed in three phases with three separate construction contracts extending into 2024.  Phase I, ACC’s contract, is scheduled for completion this fall and involves the reconstruction of the roundabout at S. Simms Street to S. Swadley Court. 
Project Schedule: 
Phase 1 Roadway Construction (Swadley to Simms) – 2019
Phase 2 Roadway Construction (Beech to Swadley) – 2021 & 2022
Phase 1 Landscaping Construction (Arbutus to Simms) – 2023
Phase 3 Roadway Construction (Tufts to Beech) – 2023
Phase 2 Landscaping Construction (Tufts to Arbutus) - 2024

Stay Informed: 
For additional information about this project, call the project information line at (303) 730-4525 or email ACC’s Public Information team.
Reference Documents
Public Meeting - Aerial Board No. 1 (PDF)
Public Meeting - Aerial Board No. 2 (PDF)
Public Meeting - Aerial Board No. 3 (PDF)
Public Meeting - Proposed Roundabout Changes (Quincy to Nassau) (PDF)
Public Meeting - Quick Facts (PDF)
Quincy (Tufts to Simms) - Preliminary Design Plans (PDF)