Hal Jones, U.S. 29 work substantially complete
By SARAH FAY CAMPBELL
The intersection improvement at Hal Jones Road and U.S. 29 north of Newnan is substantially complete, and Coweta County has resubmitted a request for a traffic signal at the intersection.
The improvement created turn lanes on Hal Jones Road and U.S. 29, and also including some curbing work at the Exxon station.
All that remains to be done is the final inspection and “punch list” as well as the establishment of grass, said Wayne Kennedy, Coweta’s director of development and engineering.
The Georgia Department of Transportation had previously denied Coweta’s request for a traffic light at the intersection, saying that traffic volumes weren’t high enough to warrant it. That decision was made when the Greentop Road bridge was still closed.
Now that the work is done on the intersection, and the bridge is open, “I have sent a request to Mike England with the GDOT in Thomaston to revisit the need for a traffic signal at this location,” Kennedy said.
The intersection project was originally scheduled to be finished in April.
However, delays in utility relocation slowed things down considerably. The last utilities to be relocated were those owned by AT&T.
The contractor requested and received a contract extension because of the utility issues, Kennedy said, and was not penalized for the delay.