Sprayberry Intersection: New utility poles installed at Roscoe Road, U.S. 29
By JOHN A. WINTERS
Crews were installing new utility poles this week on Sprayberry and Roscoe roads north of downtown Newnan off U.S. 29 in preparation of work commencing on improvements to that intersection.
At various times this week, Sprayberry and Roscoe roads were closed as new poles were being installed. The work is occurring at the convergence of Jackson Street and Sprayberry and Roscoe roads, known as the “Sprayberry Intersection.”
They also were installing a new steel pole on Roscoe Road, where a foundation was laid earlier, he added.
The work includes reconstruction of the existing intersection of Roscoe Road at Jackson Street to realign with the existing intersection with Sprayberry Road.
At its last meeting, the Newnan City Council unanimously approved awarding a $545,265 contract to Southeastern Site Development for the intersection project.
At that meeting, Mayor Keith Brady was adamant he did not want construction started until there were assurances the project would not be delayed because of the utility relocation. He specifically mentioned problems with AT&T, saying two other construction projects were delayed because of AT&T’s “refusal” to move lines.
This week, Klahr said, “as the mayor requested, we have asked for schedules from these various utility companies for relocating their lines and equipment to the new poles.”
Georgia Power, AT&T and cable companies will have to relocate to the new poles, Klahr said, adding the city has not signed the contract with Southeastern Site Development.
Georgia Transmission is expected to complete the initial relocation phase next week.
Funding for the project will come from the 2007 Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax account.