A public information meeting on the Quincy Bypass Northern Loop alternatives was held last week at the Gadsden Arts Center.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is in the process of developing alternative routes for the new roadway that redirects traffic north of Quincy.
Several dozen people attended the meeting
This proposed roadway will link up with the bypass that is now nearing completion between State Road 12 (Havana Highway) and US 90. Plans are for the extension to connect SR 12 to SR 267 (Solomon Dairy Road).
Maps of the alternative routes were posted around the room where those in attendance could view the potential routes.
Three routes were depicted in the maps. Two of the routes start across SR 12 at the new bypass and follow C and E Farm Road where they separate one to the north connecting to SR 65 across from Salter Road to SR 267. The other route crosses SR 65 just north of the BASF plant to SR 268 just north of Quincy Creek.
After crossing SR 267 both routes merge to SR 268.
The proposed routes are color-coded and show an approximate 500-foot swath (of which only a portion would become the road) for the proposed routes.
Those two routes come out at SR 270A with the lower route coming out several hundred yards south.
The bottom route starts near Quincy Creek at SR 12, crosses SR 65 and SR 267 just south of BASF and merges with the other two routes for several hundred yards then separates and reaches SR 267 just south of SR 270A.
The proposed route is intended to divert truck traffic from downtown Quincy.