The Newnan Times-Herald


Roundabout work delayed on U.S. 29 North

  • By Sarah Fay Campbell
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  • Jun. 11, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Work on mini-roundabouts at Greentop and Hal Jones roads on U.S. 29 was supposed to be nearing completion by now.

Instead, it never really began. Two small roundabouts, built within the limits of existing right-of-way, are planned for the two intersections. They will be an interim improvement until larger roundabouts are built sometime in the future.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced in late April that the work was going to begin April 27 and be done within 60 days. The roundabout layout was set for May 3.

Some marking was done on the pavement, according to a motorist, but that’s about it.

There were some delays in getting the contract back and to the contractor, according to Kimberly Larson, regional spokeswoman for GDOT.

And then came weeks of rain, which delayed the start date even more.

Larson said a new start date hasn’t been determined. “A new press release with new dates will be sent out as soon as we can sit down again with the contractor,” Larson said. The project is still set to begin sometime this summer.

Plans for two full-size roundabouts at the intersections were announced in July 2016. Coweta County Commissioner Bob Blackburn asked the state to consider mini roundabouts as an interim measure to help with safety and speeding issues, and the state decided to move forward with the idea.