Newnan paving to begin Monday

Construction is scheduled to begin Monday on the resurfacing of various streets throughout Newnan.

A total of 33 streets are included, with an equivalent length of 7.314 centerline miles, said city spokeswoman Gina Snider.

The contract price for the work is $772,493.83, and includes approximately $348,000 in funds through the Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant program administered by the Georgia Department of Transportation. 

The balance will be paid through the city’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds. For these projects, the city is required to provide a match of 30 percent due to the fact the Three Rivers regional transportation tax or TSPLOST referendum failed to pass. The Three Rivers region includes Coweta County. The previous match requirement had been 10 percent, Snider said.

Several streets will be milled prior to resurfacing in order to maintain or restore cross slopes to match existing gutters. Some streets, such as LaGrange Street and Parks Avenue, had been resurfaced numerous times without removing previous lifts of asphalt and that build-up of asphalt has impacted drainage and transitions to driveways and intersecting streets. Among other streets to be milled are Cardinal Drive, The Boulevard, Calumet Parkway, and Ball Street.

A full list of streets to be paved is available on the City’s website, www.cityofnewnan.org .

Work is scheduled for substantial completion by Oct. 20. The contractor is Baldwin Paving Co, Inc.

The city maintains approximately 160 centerlines of streets.



More Local

Designated shooter encouraged

Officials urge safe use of fireworks

With fireworks now legal in Georgia, officials and fireworks manufacturers want to make sure Georgians take safety seriously. Under the law, ... Read More


Young readers may win college money

The Coweta County Public Library System is one of the many library systems across the state that is partnering with the Path2College 529 Pla ... Read More


Plenty of July 4 options on tap

There are lots of events on the calendar Saturday as Cowetans prepare to celebrate Independence Day. • Puckett Station Arts and Crafts ... Read More


Supreme Court: EPA must consider costs of pollution regulations

After a five to four split decision on Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the EPA must take ... Read More


Woman dies in fiery crash

A 44-year-old woman lost her life in a fiery crash Wednesday night after she lost control of her vehicle and collided with a tree. About 6:5 ... Read More

NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the ... Read More