Open House Announced for Newnan Bypass Project

On Thursday January 10, 2013, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and Coweta County will hold a Public Hearing Open House concerning an extension of the Newnan Bypass. The open house will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Coweta County Fairgrounds located at 275 Pine Road, Newnan, Georgia 30263.

The proposed project calls for the construction of a four lane, divided roadway from SR 16 to Turkey Creek Road where the existing Newnan Bypass terminates, would widen SR 16 from an existing two lane road to a five lane section from the existing intersection with US 29/27 Alt./SR 14 to I-85 overpass, and would also construct improvements at the intersection of SR 16, US 29/27 Alt./SR 14, and Pine Road. The length of the proposed project would be approximately 3.2 miles.

Representatives from GDOT and Coweta County will be available from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with project plans and displays. The public will have an opportunity to attend the open house at its convenience to ask questions and discuss the project with a Department or County representative. There will be no formal presentation. A court reporter will be available during this time to allow the public an opportunity to make comments about the project.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information:

The meeting site is accessible to persons with disabilities. Accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance notice by calling Adam Smith, P.E. with GDOT at 706-646-6113.

Written statements will be accepted concerning this project until Monday January 21, 2013. Written statements may be submitted to:

Mr. Glenn Bowman, P.E.
State Environmental Administrator
Georgia Department of Transportation
600 West Peachtree Street, NW – 16th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

The environmental document will be available for review 15 days before the date of the public hearing at the location stated above and at the following locations:

Coweta County Development and Engineering Department, 21 East Washington Street, Newnan, Georgia 30263

Georgia DOT LaGrange Area Office, 107 Hogansville Road, LaGrange, Georgia 30241

Copies of the environmental document are available to the public by sending your request to Mr. Glenn Bowman, P.E. at the address listed above.

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