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West Fayetteville Bypass

 

This is a three-phase road project described in the Fayette County 2003 Transportation Plan.  These projects, and others listed in Fayette County Resolution 2004-09 would compete for funding raised through the 2004 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). Key documents:

     - 2004 ballot with SPLOST question
     - 2003 Transportation Plan

Phase I of the project was completed in 2010. Acquisition of private land needed for Phases II and III is under way now.

     This graphic of Fayette County shows Phase I, II, and III of the WFB, as well as the higher priority East Fayetteville Bypass (long green route on the right side).  The blue lines depict major N-S routes through Fayetteville (the white area).

     Note that the northern end of the project ends at GA 92, with no direct access to the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport or I-85 into Atlanta- two locations where almost 20,000 county residents work.

Map of the West Fayetteville Bypass

E. Fayette bypass gets go-ahead

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 10:44pm
Submitted by John Munford, The Citizen newspaper

Project criticized for not reaching highways south of Fayetteville

Despite criticism that the planned East Fayetteville Bypass is not a bypass at all, the Fayette County Commission tonight approved a conceptual alignment for the road, along with pursuit of state and federal funding for the $39.4 million project.

The bypass would begin north of Fayetteville at the intersection of Ga. Highway 85 and Corinth Road, but the southern end of the bypass won’t reach either of the two highways south of Fayetteville. Instead the road ends at the intersection of County Line Road, south Jeff Davis Road and Inman Road.

The proposal from county staff has the bypass starting at Hwy. 85 and Corinth Road, following the length of Corinth Road to Ga. Highway 54. From Hwy. 54 a new section of road will be built to reach a new intersection at McDonough Road. From there the road will follow the path of the existing County Line Road to the intersection of County Line, south Jeff Davis and Inman roads.

Of the total project cost, the county is expecting to get $21.1 million in state and federal funds, with the remainder coming from revenue from the 2003 county transportation sales tax.

Although the road will be two lanes in many sections, the county will buy enough right of way to upgrade the road to four lanes if such is needed in the future, explained county Public Works Director Phil Mallon.

There will also be sections of the bypass that will have three lanes, particularly at intersections and also along areas of road where there are multiple existing access points for motorists getting onto the road.

   
   
  Former commissioners Jack Smith and Eric Maxwell answer questions related to the West Fayetteville Bypass
   

 

 


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