I-85 Interchange at Poplar Road - Coweta County, GA

Pond prepared traffic forecasts and analyses as part of the consultant team that completed the design of a new interchange along I-85 at Poplar Road in Coweta County. Large amounts of residential and commercial growth has taken place in Coweta County, particularly in and around the City of Newnan and I-85. The existing interchange at SR 34 experiences significant peak hour traffic congestion. The new interchange will relieve congestion and attract future development. The most significant of these developments is the construction of a regional hospital at the Poplar Road interchange. Design traffic for additional roadway projects has been combined with this effort, including the Newnan Crossing Bypass Extension, SR 16 Widening and Reconstruction, and the Intersection Improvement of US29/27 at SR16 and at Pine Road. Combining these projects for one set of design traffic volumes allows all improvements to be analyzed together as each project is completed during future years.

Traffic volumes were forecast using the Atlanta Regional Commission travel demand model, growth trends, and approved Interchange Justification Report (IJR) results. Analysis includes examination of a variety of interchange configurations using Synchro and CORSIM software. Coordination with Coweta County and GDOT ensured the design met the needs and expectations of both entities.

Related Projects

Related News

Pond promotes Richard Fangmann to Vice President

ATLANTA, Georgia – (08.20.18) – Pond, an industry leader in engineering, planning, architecture, and construction services, announces the promotion of Richard Fangmann, PE PTOE to Vice President of Transportation. Richard Fangmann has over 26 years of experience in...

Pond Jacksonville gears up for Construction Career Days

Every year, Pond's Jacksonville office and its Financial Manager, Donna McQuade, plan, fund raise and work to ensure the success of the local Jacksonville Construction Career Days. Construction Career Days was started in 1999 by transportation industry officials to...

Pond awarded contract to develop Gwinnett County Unified Plan

Pond was recently awarded a contract with Gwinnett County to develop its 2040 Unified Plan. This comprehensive effort will consider how population growth, economic development, water resources, housing, transportation and land use can all interface in planning for the...

Pin It on Pinterest