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Old 04-30-2018, 07:23 AM
 
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OK, just a couple pages back.... Camaro maybe? Someone said two interchanges going up on 85 in Coweta. I knew about the Poplar Road interchange, should be done about now....


What is the 2nd?
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Old 04-30-2018, 08:24 AM
 
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I said that "in the 1890's West End WAS considered an upscale suburb" since we WERE talking about Atlanta history. "Was" is the past tense form of "be" as in "West End WAS upscale in Victorian times". "Is" is the present tense form of "be", as in "Cascade Heights is upscale now".
Casecade Heights is upscale? I must have a different definition of "upscale".

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Old 04-30-2018, 10:05 AM
 
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OK, just a couple pages back.... Camaro maybe? Someone said two interchanges going up on 85 in Coweta. I knew about the Poplar Road interchange, should be done about now....


What is the 2nd?
That was me.

The 2nd interchange will be between the Bullsboro and Sharpsburg-McCollum exit (it will be Exit 49). Its working name now is the "Amlajack Interchange." The FHA and GADOT have already signed off on it in principle, as it's in their long term infrastructure plans. Coweta County just finished purchasing the remainder of the land in the right of way of this new interchange last year (including the old Madras School off Highway 29) and the engineering study for it, if it hasn't started already, should begin soon, with initial construction expected to start either in 2019 or 2020.

Hollz Parkway (which starts at Highway 34 but ends a short distance north of there, for now) will connect to the interchange on the east side of I-85. Meanwhile, a new road (which is currently being called the "Madras Connector) willl connect to the interchange on the west side of I-85 and end at Highway 29 (originally, the plan was to extend this road further west beyond Highway 29, but that's on indefinite hold for now). Also, Amlajack Boulevard and the road way used to access the Coweta Industrial Park from the Shaprsburg-McCollum exit will both be extended and intersect at the new "Madras Connector."

The main purpose of it will be to improve access to/from the Coweta and Shenandoah Industrial Parks, especially as those areas continue to boom with more logistics/manufacturing facilities (right now, all of the traffic, at least in Shenandoah, is forced onto already overcapacity Bullsboro Dr.). But of course, commercial and residential real estate investors are already licking their chops at the improved interstate access in what's essentially an area with nothing but undeveloped and extremely cheap land (they were jam packed in the room during the last meeting about this). Plus, the mayor of Newnan and one of the county commissioners own a ton of land along the route of the proposed "Madras Connector," so they're obviously pushing for it as well.
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Old 04-30-2018, 11:26 AM
 
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That was me.

The 2nd interchange will be between the Bullsboro and Sharpsburg-McCollum exit (it will be Exit 49). Its working name now is the "Amlajack Interchange." The FHA and GADOT have already signed off on it in principle, as it's in their long term infrastructure plans. Coweta County just finished purchasing the remainder of the land in the right of way of this new interchange last year (including the old Madras School off Highway 29) and the engineering study for it, if it hasn't started already, should begin soon, with initial construction expected to start either in 2019 or 2020.

Hollz Parkway (which starts at Highway 34 but ends a short distance north of there, for now) will connect to the interchange on the east side of I-85. Meanwhile, a new road (which is currently being called the "Madras Connector) willl connect to the interchange on the west side of I-85 and end at Highway 29 (originally, the plan was to extend this road further west beyond Highway 29, but that's on indefinite hold for now). Also, Amlajack Boulevard and the road way used to access the Coweta Industrial Park from the Shaprsburg-McCollum exit will both be extended and intersect at the new "Madras Connector."

The main purpose of it will be to improve access to/from the Coweta and Shenandoah Industrial Parks, especially as those areas continue to boom with more logistics/manufacturing facilities (right now, all of the traffic, at least in Shenandoah, is forced onto already overcapacity Bullsboro Dr.). But of course, commercial and residential real estate investors are already licking their chops at the improved interstate access in what's essentially an area with nothing but undeveloped and extremely cheap land (they were jam packed in the room during the last meeting about this). Plus, the mayor of Newnan and one of the county commissioners own a ton of land along the route of the proposed "Madras Connector," so they're obviously pushing for it as well.
Thanks for this info. Bullsboro will benefit greatly from both this and Poplar road providing relief to both the south and the north. I will have to Google and see the roads you mention as well as find a map showing the proposed roads.

Growing up in Hogansville, Coweta is my old stomping grounds. Can remember when the first shopping centers went in on Bullsboro. Became a heated debate amongst me and my friends whether to head to LaGrange or Newnan to get our fix of fast food that was non existent at home. LOL.

Hogansville has McDonalds, Arby's, Wendys's and Subway at the exit on 85 these days. I date myself...
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Old 04-30-2018, 11:34 AM
 
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Thanks for this info. Bullsboro will benefit greatly from both this and Poplar road providing relief to both the south and the north. I will have to Google and see the roads you mention as well as find a map showing the proposed roads.

Growing up in Hogansville, Coweta is my old stomping grounds. Can remember when the first shopping centers went in on Bullsboro. Became a heated debate amongst me and my friends whether to head to LaGrange or Newnan to get our fix of fast food that was non existent at home. LOL.

Hogansville has McDonalds, Arby's, Wendys's and Subway at the exit on 85 these days. I date myself...
The below article has a map of it.

Phase II of Madras Connector shelved - The Newnan Times-Herald
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Old 04-30-2018, 11:49 AM
 
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