Roundabout project moving forward at 48th & State in Quincy
QUINCY (WGEM) - Efforts to improve a congested Quincy intersection moving forward at Quincy’s city council meeting Monday night.
The council approved a $42,303 proposal from the Springfield contractor Crawford, Murphy and Tilly to finish their design plans for a roundabout at the intersection of 48th and State streets.
Senior project engineer Steve Bange said with John Wood Community College, and other business and residential developments in the area, the traffic flow often gets clogged, and something needs to be done to alleviate it.
“It’s pretty consistent during the day. At certain periods of the day, there is a large back up of cars, especially on the south leg of that intersection,” Bange said. “And that’s always kind of been there pretty much ever since John Wood has been there, and it’s always been a concern to get that intersection improved.”
He said they chose a roundabout because it can handle the traffic flow, even at its peak hours.
“When they projected and modeled the traffic signals or a roundabout, they determined that actually a roundabout will be, on average, a less of a delay than traffic signals would have been at that intersection,” Bange said.
He said the extra money is needed as the scope of the project and design have grown since its inception.
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