“Gateway” bridge funds approved in Peachtree City

A conceptual drawing shows the design of a new bridge planned for the western entrance of Peachtree City. Courtesy Peachtree City
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A conceptual drawing shows the design of a new bridge planned for the western entrance of Peachtree City. Courtesy Peachtree City

A new “gateway” bridge marking the entrance to Peachtree City from Coweta County got funding approval from the City Council on Jan. 17. Already a designated SPLOST project, the steel bridge across Ga. Hwy. 54 West will get $2.6 million in 2017 SPLOST revenue and $750,000 in impact fees from residential development in the West Village off MacDuff Parkway. The city awarded the design and construction contract to Kiewit last year; last week’s vote was to establish the maximum cost. The bridge will be 154 feet long and 10 feet wide, and will involve adding 3,000 feet of multi-use path as well as 11,000 square feet of retaining wall, based on the topography of the site. The bridge will provide pedestrians, golf carts and cyclists with better access to residential and commercial sites on both sides. Construction is due to begin in April.