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Quincy gets $120,000 state grant to study transportation system

Quincy gets $120,000 state grant to study transportation system

2 months, 1 week ago by Scott Hardy

Will study impact of potential new Memorial Bridge exiting on York Street

The City of Quincy has received a $120,000 state grant to generate a transportation plan for the city, which will include incorporating a proposed new Memorial Bridge.

The grant was announced earlier this week at a meeting of the City's Department of Central Services Committee. The city will have to provide a 20% match to the grant, which equals $30,000. City Planning and Development head Chuck Bevelheimer says that the City is readying a Request for Qualifications to come up with a Regional Transportation plan. He says that part of the plan will study how the new bridge, which is likely to connect on York Street, would impact the city's transportation grid.

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In a late-August memo to Mayor Kyle Moore and the Committee, Bevelheimer said he'd like to see changes to both 3rd and 4th Streets which are in line with the Quincy Next Strategic Plan. That includes converting 3rd Street to a two-way street and keeping 4th Street for slower, local traffic. The full study is set to be completed by mid 2020. The bridge, which would be built by both the states of Illinois and Missouri, is expected to cost around $95 million.

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