Work progressing on I-85 noise walls in Coweta

by Sarah Fay Campbell

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Contractors are making progress on the noise wall project along Interstate 85. 


The noise wall project along Interstate 85 in Coweta and south Fulton counties is nearing completion.

Posts have been placed for the noise walls, as have concrete panels for some of them along southbound sections in north Coweta.

The $6 million project kicked off in late 2013. The original completion date for the project was Sept. 30, 2014, but that date was set when it was thought the project would get started in June 2013.

The project includes five noise walls: at Northgate High School, across from Northgate, at South Oaks Mobile Home Park near Palmetto, on the northbound side near Exit 47 at Bullsboro Drive, and south of Spence Road in Fairburn.

The walls are of varying lengths and heights. The placement and design of the walls is based on a sound study that was done along the Interstate 85 corridor.

The longest wall is located behind Northgate and is 4,261 feet long. It ranges in height from 6 to 15 feet. The wall on the southbound side is 2,802 feet long and ranges from 12 to 14 feet high.

The wall at South Oaks is 3,322 feet and 12 feet high, and the wall at Exit 47 is 590 feet long and 15 feet high.



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