A project kick-off for the southern loop of the Quincy Bypass was held last Thursday at the University of Florida IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy.
The proposed bypass will connect with the current bypass from State Road 12 (Quincy/Havana Highway) to US 90.
The intent of the study is to document viable alternatives and typical sections, evaluate the stormwater management needs; as well as to assess socio-economic and environmental impacts for each alternative.
There was no formal presentation; however, maps, drawings and other study information were on display. FDOT representatives were available to answer questions.
A number of local residents are shown at the by pass meeting.
According to a spokesperson, this phase of the project is in the beginning stages.
The northern loop, which will connect State Road 12, State Road 65, Attapulgus Highway, and State Road 65, Bainbridge Highway, is in the development stage.
Around a hundred people went to the meeting and asked questions concerning the potential routes.
At this point of the project there are three possible paths that the bypass could take: all three include connecting with the current bypass on Strong Road and going behind Crossroad Academy.
One proposed route would use Joe Adams Road to connect with Pat Thomas Parkway.
Another route would use Walsh Road and the third proposed route would be along Research Road (in front of the Experiment Station entrance).