Traffic study for Lower Fayetteville Road on city council agenda

By JOHN A. WINTERS
john@newnan.com
The Newnan City Council is expected to award a bid for a traffic study on Lower Fayetteville Road, site of the new multi-use conference center complex, at its regular meeting Tuesday.
A total of eight bids were received, ranging in price from just under $4,000 up to $14,500. Staff recommended the low bid of $3,950 from A and R Engineering Inc., out of Marietta, be accepted.
"An evaluation and analysis will incude recommended improvements needed to accommodate future traffic volumes in the area due to historic growth as well as the addition of site-generated traffic," according to staff reports.
The Newnan Centre is expected to open in late July or early August. It is located off Lower Fayetteville Road next to the Coweta County School System's Centre for Performing and Visual Arts.
Concerns about traffic flow when the complex has events was one of the topics discussed at last week's council retreat. The road currently is two-lane at the entrance. Options range from doing nothing, to installing traffic signals, putting up stop signs or constructing a roundabout similar to the one on East Broad at Greison Trail.
The meeting is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall on LaGrange Street.
Also on the agenda is approval of a list of streets in need of resurfacing and maintenance. That list will be sent to the Georgia Department of Transportation and asks the agency for financial assistance through the Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant program.
Those streets are: Ball Street, from Lake Street to Lake Street; Carmichael Circle, from Carmichael Street to Carmichael Street; Westgate Park Way, from Belt Road to Westgate Park Drive; Midland Park Lane, from Westgate Park Lane to Midland Park Way; Midland Park Way, from end of street to end of street; Westgate Circle, from Belt Road to Belt Road; Autumn Lane, from LaGrange Street to end of street; Oak Mount Drive, from Autumn Lane to end of street; Georgian Drive, from Boone Drive to end of street; Mink Hollow Court, from Georgian Drive to end of street; Plantation Drive, from Colonial Drive to end of street; Ashley Oaks Lane, from Plantation Drive to end of street.
Also, Carriage Light Way, from Ashley Oaks Lane to end of street; Rowe Street, from Boone Drive to end of street; Traylor Street, from Melson Street to end of street; Neal Street, from Lovelace Street to W. Washington Street; Henry Street, West Washington Street to end of street; Westbrook Drive, from Overbrook Court to end of street; Westbrook Court, from Westbrook Drive to end of street; Crossbrook Drive, from Georgia 34 Bypass to end of street; Brookridge Way, from Crossbrook Drive to end of street; Maple Court, from Lynn Circle to end of street; Calumet Parkway, from Georgia 34 Bypass to Churchill Park Drive.
In other action, council is expected to renew its agreement with the Georgia Department of Driver's Services to perform online motor vehicle history checks on prospective employees.
Also, First Baptist Church is requesting permission to block parking spaces on the corner of West Washington Street and Brown Street for a two-week period in April to replace its sanctuary roof.


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