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Jan 29

[ARCHIVED] West Quincy Avenue (South Swadley Court to South Simms St)

The original item was published from September 19, 2017 11:28 AM to March 2, 2020 7:29 AM

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 January 29, 2020):
The single-lane, modern roundabout at W. Quincy Avenue and S. Simms Street is open and functioning. The general contractor is in the process of completing remaining punch list items for phase I construction.  
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)