Having just moved back to Newnan after a little over 30 years I bought a new home on the far outstretches of the Fayetteville Road Corridor in a subdivision at the edge of Newnan's city limits, the first thing I noticed after moving back was how beautiful all of the homes were, and that what was once country where I rode my motorcycle after school, is that my goodness the road sure is busy! In fact it runs almost half the traffic as some of the major four lane roads around and yet it's just two lanes. Once in while, less often than it is, the road is like it once was, free of cars and open as far as you can see, but that is the extreme exception of course, rather than the rule.
The reality is that the area of Newnan, Coweta County and Fayette County including Peachtree City and beyond are growing. When I went to School in the late 1980's at Newnan High School, The City and County combined held less than 50,000 people and today that number is closer to 150,000.00. Some growth forcasts suggest that this number could be close to 200,000 within a decade or a little more and with more people comes more cars. The plans for the new corridor are available online: http://www.dot.ga.gov/AboutGDOT/PublicOutreach
Proposals are for the road to be three lanes (one lane each direction with a wide turning lane in the center) between East Newnan Road, Newnan Lakes Rd. and Greison Trail, then four lanes from Greison Trail East all the way to Lora Smith Road at the edge of town. The plan includes putting in side walks and what looks like a hybrid trail system that hopefully can join up or at least feed in close to the Linc trail system. Right now if you try to walk or even try and stop anywhere out there on the side of the road you really take your life in your hands. The project also includes plans for more roundabouts, removal of some stoplights and safety turn areas known as "J Turns" or Michican Uturns". The public is encouraged to go online and submit your comments and input through September 8, 2021. Hopefully it will end up looking something like Shenandoah Blvd, which was a new road back when I lived here the last time.