Hearings on road plans begin Thursday

The first two of five planned public hearings on Coweta County’s Joint Comprehensive Transportation Plan will be held Thursday at Central Library in east Coweta and in Senoia at the East Coweta Senior Center.

These first two meetings will be held for Commission District 1, represented by Commissioner Paul Poole, at East Coweta Senior Center at 300 Howard Road, Senoia; and for Commission District 4, represented by Commissioner Rodney Brooks, to be held at Central Library, 85 Literary Lane in east Coweta.

The meetings each will run from 6-8 p.m. and will include an open house session to review boards, a presentation beginning at 6:45 p.m., and a question-and-answer session.

Coweta County — along with the municipalities of Grantville, Haralson, Moreland, Newnan, Senoia, Sharpsburg and Turin — is developing an update to the Joint Comprehensive Transportation Plan, or CTP. The CTP is required for projects to be included and eventually funded through the regional transportation plan. The plan focuses on roadways, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and transit.

Consultants have been working on the plan since October, identifying needs, assets, and problems, and working with a stakeholder committee. The public input meetings are the first step in putting together recommendations.

“The Comprehensive Transportation Plan is the tool Coweta County uses to map out its transportation goals for the next 25 years, and then determine the best avenue for getting there,” said Commission Chairman Bob Blackburn. “I encourage all residents to participate in the process in order to help shape those goals by attending one of our five public meetings.”

Public meetings have been scheduled in each of the five Coweta Board of Commissioners districts to provide an overview of the analysis that has been completed to date and to solicit feedback from the public on the county’s transportation needs.

Information presented will be identical at all meetings, county officials said.

The later meetings include two on July 30: for Commission District 3, represented by Commission Chairman Bob Blackburn, at Madras Middle School, 240 Edgeworth Road, north of Newnan; and for Commission District 5, represented by Commissioner Al Smith, at the Newnan Centre, 1515 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan.

A final meeting will be held Aug. 1 for Commission District 2, represented by Commissioner Tim Lassetter, at Grantville Library, 100 Park Drive, Grantville.

Additionally, an on-line version of the public meetings will be hosted on the county’s website — http://www.coweta.ga.us/Index.aspx?page=1669 — beginning on Aug. 2.

For more information on the transportation meetings contact Tavores Edwards, Coweta County transportation planner, at 770-683-2300 or email at tedwards@coweta.ga.us.

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