End to work in sight: Bypass close to completion

By SARAH FAY CAMPBELL
sarah@newnan.com
Drivers along the Hwy. 34 Bypass in Newnan soon should be seeing some marked progress.
The new traffic light at Hillwood Circle went into “flash mode” last week and is set to go into full operation on Tuesday.
If the light passes testing and inspection and is turned on, “we should be able to open up from U.S. 29” to Bullsboro Drive, according to officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation.
The only area of that section of the road that won’t be able to be opened is the second left-turn lane at Jefferson Parkway/Calumet. “We will only open the dual left turn once the appropriate signals are hung to control the left-only movement,” said Kimberly Larson, regional spokeswoman for GDOT.
On the other end of the project, the new traffic signal at Hospital Road has been installed. “The traffic signal at Hospital Road should be ready for inspection by GDOT Traffic Operations on Tuesday, when they return to check the signal operation of Hillwood,” Larson said.
Once that light passes inspection, it will go into flash mode. After seven days, it can go into operation. “Once this happens, we should be able to open everything except the dual left turn lanes at the intersection of U.S. 29 and the Bypass, and Jefferson and the Bypass,” Larson said.
“We still have some signing, marking, and signal work to complete. All paving should be completed.”


More Local

Authorities capture burglary suspects, reclaim stolen car

Two males and one juvenile are in custody after fleeing in a stolen car and leading authorities in a manhunt following a failed burglary att ... Read More


Accident shuts down Hwy. 29

South Highway 29 was temporarily closed for more than 12 hours on Wednesday after a pickup truck crashed into a power line pole. The acciden ... Read More


looking back

The Emergency Room: Its use and abuse

Editor’s note: Overcrowded hospital emergency rooms, and long wait times, caused by people using the ER for things that aren’t t ... Read More


Tax-free holiday today, Saturday

It’s tax free shopping time. Georgia’s annual sales tax-free holiday for clothing, technology items and school supplies is today ... Read More


CCSS welcomes 129 new teachers

The Coweta County School System (CCSS) held a breakfast and orientation on Thursday to welcome its 129 new teachers to the school system. &l ... Read More

Visits Newnan’s Elite Dance force

TV dancer JoJo meets local fans

JoJo Siwa, a 12-year-old dancer, model and singer who has appeared on several television shows, visited Newnan Thursday to meet young dancer ... Read More