Coweta Commission

New median break coming for Wynn’s Pond Road

by Sarah Fay Campbell

A public hearing on the proposed abandonment of the Fischer Road side of Wynn’s Pond Road was held at Tuesday’s meeting of the Coweta Board of Commissioners.

No one spoke at the hearing.

The Hwy. 54 side of Wynn’s Pond Road, which was abandoned and gated in 2006, will be reopened and will become part of the county’s road system.

The abandonment is part of the agreement for the development of the Fischer Crossings commercial area near Coweta’s border with Fayette County and Peachtree City.

A new median break on Hwy. 54 must be installed as part of the development agreement.

Under the resolution approved Tuesday, the section of Wynn’s Pond Road won’t be abandoned until the median break is installed, or the owner has provided an irrevocable letter of credit to Coweta County for the estimated cost of the work.

The property owners must also grant an easement to the Featherston Fishing Club, which owns Wynn’s Pond, and construct a cul-de-sac and erect a gate at the west end of Wynn’s Pond Road, which can provide access to emergency vehicles and members of the Featherston Fishing Club.

Commission Chairman Bob Blackburn recused himself during the hearing and vote because he has a small stake in the club.

In other business:

• The board approved a contract with the Georgia Department of Transportation for right-of-way acquisition for the Poplar Road interchange project on Interstate 85.

The contract obligates the county to purchase the needed right-of-way. The estimated cost is $20 million.

Right-of-way plans have been submitted to GDOT, Handley said. Once they are approved, the county will get appraisals for all the needed parcels. Once GODT approves the appraisals, the county will begin negotiating with the landowners.

• The board approved purchase of six GPS units and monthly service for a “fleet tracking solution.”

• The board approved the closure of the Coweta State Court Clerk’s Office on July 22 for staff training.

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