Shoal Creek bridge project nears completion

by Sarah Fay Campbell

The approaches to the new Shoal Creek bridge on Lower Fayetteville Road are ready to be paved, and barring serious weather delays, the project should be completed by mid-August.

That date is ahead of schedule, despite the near continuous rain Coweta has been having, and the weather-related delays earlier this year.

The bridge at the east end of Lower Fayetteville was closed to traffic in November, and was projected to be closed nine months. The estimated completion date, for all work to be done, was originally Oct. 31, according to officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Paving needs to be done on the approaches to the concrete bridge.

"There is not a lot of paving to do, probably 200 to 300 feet on each end of the bridge, and the driveways," said Tod Handley, Coweta's director of transportation and engineering. Handley said he reviewed the project on Wednesday, and "it looked like they were pretty much ready to pave.”

In addition to the paving, workers from Rogers Bridge Company will have to install guardrails and plant grass. There will also be some "punch list" items to be done, but the bridge can probably be opened to traffic before those are done.

The project is being administered by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

It was originally thought the bridge could be closed for up to a year.

The $1,048,373 contract was awarded to Rogers Bridge Company of Atlanta last August.



More Local

Gray found guilty of rape

Guilty was the verdict reached in the sleepwalking rape trial of Benjamin Gray. After three hours after beginning their deliberation, the ju ... Read More


Sexsomnia or rape? Verdict in jury’s hands

Closing arguments in the sleepwalking rape trial of Benjamin Gray concluded Friday. Coweta County Assistant District Attorney Herb Cranford ... Read More


118 Newnan High students tested for TB

More than a hundred tuberculosis exposure tests were administered at Newnan High School on Friday, as earlier in the week a NHS student was ... Read More


Senoia man arrested after fleeing from officer

A Senoia area man was arrested Tuesday and taken to the Coweta County Jail after allegedly leading a Coweta County sheriff's deputy on a hig ... Read More


UPDATE

Wreck victim in fair condition

James Hand, who was injured in a motor vehicle crash Thursday morning, was listed in fair condition Friday at Atlanta Medical Center. Hand w ... Read More

Prescribed burn smokes out Lake Redwine

A large fire that brought days of smoke and acrid smells to the Lake Redwine area was a prescribed burn that was done in accordance with cur ... Read More