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Council approves lighting agreement for roundabout at Corinth Road


  • By Laurel Huster
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  • Jan. 13, 2021 - 2:08 PM

Council approves lighting agreement for roundabout at Corinth Road

Photo courtesy city of Newnan

A rendering of the proposed roundabout at Greenville Street and Corinth Road.

The Newnan City Council approved a local government lighting project agreement for the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Greenville Street and Corinth Road at its meeting Tuesday.

Under the agreement, the city will provide energy, operation and maintenance for lighting associated with the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Greenville Street and Corinth Road, according to city documents.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is preparing a design for intersection improvements at Greenville Street and Corinth Road, at the request of the city.

The project would go to bid in November 2022, and construction is anticipated to last for approximately 16 months.

The council also approved the execution of a work authorization with Integrated Science and Engineering for the conceptual design of sidewalks along Jackson Street and Sprayberry Road.

Following a feasibility study for the design and construction of sidewalks along Jackson Street (State Route 14), from Clark Street (State Route 34) to Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard (State Route 34 Bypass), and Sprayberry Road, from Jackson Street to Casey Road, the city issued a request for qualifications from design professionals.

Integrated Science and Engineering was selected as the firm most qualified to perform the work, according to city documents.

The work will be separated into two projects: one for sidewalks along Jackson Street and a standalone project for sidewalks along Sprayberry Road.

The city plans to request federal-aid funding to assist with the construction phase of the Jackson Street project. Since Jackson Street is a state route, the project will have to follow the plan development process established by GDOT.

The city plans to build the sidewalks along Sprayberry Road as a local project, with local funding.

The sidewalk projects were identified as a priority by the council at a workshop held in 2020.

Also during the meeting, the council:

  • Elected Council member Rhodes Shell Mayor Pro Tem 6-0, with council member Cynthia Jenkins abstaining from the vote.
  • Swore in new city clerk, Megan Shea.
  • Voted to cancel the Jan. 26 council meeting, due to the spread of COVID-19.
  • Approved a resolution setting qualifying fees for the 2021 general election. The fee for the mayor will be $300, and fees for councilmembers will be $165.
  • Adopted a general fund budget of $27,857,000 for the fiscal year, Jan. 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2021.
  • Approved a temporary ordinance for the emergency extension of sick leave and family leave due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Approved two project scope changes for the LINC.