Construction has begun on Phase II of West Fayetteville Bypass
Motorists driving along Sandy Creek Road just north of Phase 1 of the West Fayetteville bypass have likely noticed road work underway at the intersection with Tillman Road.
Work on the new intersection marks the beginning of the Tillman Road to Eastin Road section of Phase 2. With most of the right-of-way secured, the Tillman/Eastin section is expected to be completed in approximately 15 months.
Construction crews are currently working to complete the T-intersection that will have a stop sign installed where Sandy Creek Road meets the bypass. The bypass essentially parallels, and will eventually replace, the one-half mile portion of Tillman Road that extends north from the Sandy Creek Road intersection.
Tillman Road then veers to the northwest while the bypass will continue tracking northward approximately 2,000 feet to Eastin Road, according to county project manager Carlos Christian.
Negotiations are underway for the three remaining right-of-way parcels involved in the Tillman/Eastin section, with construction expected to be completed in approximately 15 months, according to information supplied by Fayette County.
The second and final section of Phase 2 will extend from Eastin Road to Westbridge Road at Ga. Highway 92. Negotiations to acquire the right-of-way for the Eastin/Westbridge section are ongoing.
Christian said that section is expected to go to bid later this year with construction expected to be completed approximately two years from the time of the contract award.
It was noted that some simultaneous construction could occur in the two sections.
Phase 2 of the bypass totals 4.5 miles, running from approximately a half-mile south of the Tillman Road/Sandy Creek Road intersection north to the intersection of Hwy. 92 and Westbridge Road.