Transportation

 

Poplar Road Interchange

View of Poplar Road interchange from the north


View of Poplar Road interchange from the south

The Coweta County Board of Commissioners began discussions regarding the Poplar Road Interchange as early as March 1996, also considering an interchange at Lower Fayetteville Road.

Settling on a location at Poplar Road, in 2004 the Board approved a contribution to GDOT of $100,000 for the Interchange Justification Study. The Interchange Justification Report was approved in 2008, and by 2009 was assigned a Project Identification Number, establishing funding for portions of the project. Engineering and Design were approved in 2010, and federal and state environmental approval came in 2014.

47 parcels of property, totaling 50 acres, were acquired by Coweta County for the project. In 2016, the project was advertised for bids, and eventually awarded to ER Snell for $28.8 million. It is projected to be finished in 2019.

Overlay for future Poplar Road interchange

Five Points Intersection

Bulldozer at Five Points Intersection


Remodeling at Five Points Intersection
The Five Points Intersection Improvement Project, engineered by American Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has been recognized as a state winner, small project category in the Inaugural ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) Georgia Engineering Excellence Awards.

Coweta County and the City of Newnan shared costs based on jurisdictional boundaries and shared other aspects of the project as well.

The County’s Transportation and Engineering department contracted with the engineering consultants and managed the design for the project, with city engineers working with us from conception through final design. The City handled ROW acquisition and negotiations. The County contracted with the construction company (ER Snell) for the actual construction of the project with the City working with County construction inspectors on matters concerning the portion of the project within the Newnan limits. The City also incorporated curb/gutter, sidewalks, and enhanced landscaping into the design.

Your support of SPLOST made this project possible.

The project demonstrated an excellent working relationship to assist the transportation needs of a growing community.

The new roundabout will be recognized in February 2017 by Georgia's premier annual engineering awards competition recognizing innovation and exceptional projects by Georgia engineers.

The Five Points Intersection is a joint project between the City of Newnan and Coweta County, as the area contains both City and County properties. This renovation will improve the navigation of the intersections of East Newnan Road, Martin Luther King and Poplar Road. Currently, these intersections are very confusing and the much needed project will reduce the risk of accidents tremendously.

See the overlay below to get an idea of the changes that will be involved in construction. The project is funded through SPLOST 2007 and SPLOST 2013.

Joint Coweta County/City of Newnan Project

Coweta County Budget: $266,814.22
City of Newnan Budget: $1,226,112

Overlay for future Five Points Intersection

SE Newnan By-Pass

Bypass Bridge Foundation


Bypass Bridge Foundation


SE Newnan Bypass
On December 8th, the latest segment of the Newnan Bypass opened from Turkey Creek Road to GA-16 East. The new segment extends the Newnan Bypass from GA-34 West to GA-16 East.

The Southeast Newnan By-Pass has been a large and ongoing project, part of the 2002, 2007, and 2013 SPLOST. When completed, the project will provide a vital link from Turkey Creek Road to GA HWY 16 East and complete a loop from GA HWY 16 west. The project also includes reconfiguration of the HWY 16, US 29/27 and Pine Road intersection.

Coweta County Project

Budget: $2,684,484.23

Various Sidewalks

Lagrange Street


Lagrange Street


Lagrange Street


This project consists of the construction of various new sidewalks within the City. The new sidewalks are 5’ wide and ADA compliant. This project will assist in connectivity to downtown shops, restaurants, and City facilities, as well as making it safer overall for citizens to get to their community parks and downtown events. Rather than having to walk in the street, the new sidewalks are also providing a safer environment for students to walk to school. The most recent sidewalk project consisted of construction on First Avenue, St. Clair Street, Roscoe Road and W. Washington Street. The Funding source was SPLOST 2007.

City of Newnan Project

Budget: $446,421.74

Nixon Road Paving


Paving Nixon Road, formerly gravel

Paving Nixon Road, which was formerly a gravel road, was a project under SPLOST 2007 and 2013.

Coweta County Project

Total Budget: $651,554.47