West Fayetteville bypass - unfair

I am a property and home owner in Fayette County. The county is proposing to take some of our property for the West Fayetteville bypass. This bypass will only save about a half a mile, will cost millions of dollars and disrupt the lives of a number of taxpayers and businesses making the property they have their homes on just about worthless. Meetings with Fayette County officials have been useless. Fayette County employees have resorted to lying to citizens and taxpayers of Fayette County when asked to seek alternatives before any staking of property is begun. These strong arm tactics can not continue. If anybody is thinking to moving to Fayette County to live or starting a business here, think twice. Fayette County officials are resorting to socialistic tactics to make a case for a project that will spend a huge amount of resources for a small benefit.

Please help us fight this unfair and unjust government intrusion.

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Submitted by momma on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 8:16am.

Where is the bypass going through?

Submitted by joedurden@minds... on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 8:29am.

It is going to enter the Sandy Creek Road side on our property (280 Sandy Creek Road) and exit on Hwy 54 at the "Cat Care of Fayette" business. We have asked Fayette County officals to seek an alternate but no luck.

Submitted by Okie on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 2:24pm.

So, the road originates on Sandy Creek Road and ends at Hwy. 54? Why? So you don't have to drive in front of the Hospital? That's stupid! I guess there are some more trees that need to be cut down.

Submitted by boxwing on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 3:12pm.

This project along with others was approved by the citizens in the SPLOST vote several years ago. Some of us in Tyrone were successful in getting a similar bypass through our area removed from the plan prior to the vote. This just points up that you must remain vigilant, ask questions as these plans are drawn up, then make your voice heard during the approval process. Since the plan, including the West Fayetteville Bypass, was approved by the voters there might not be much that anyone can do to stop it now.

Submitted by joedurden@minds... on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 8:54am.

That may be true that the voters approved the SPLOST money but they didn't approve where the road was going. The location of the road has been changed in the past and it can be changed again.

Submitted by boxwing on Fri, 02/01/2008 - 5:45pm.

I remember that the Planning Map at the time of the SPLOST showed the bypass cutting south of the hospital then conituing across to the area on Lester Rd. Since that time several major buildings and developments, including the new middle school on Lester have come up. So as predicted at that time, the road has shifted even farther south.

I would argue that the Sandy Creek end of the bypass is unneeded since the Tyrone Bypass at the other end was deleted from the plan. I argued at the time that Tyrone Rd. was the better selection for a East-West main road since it does not cross the railroad anywhere between Hwy 74 and Hwy 54. Even the URS studies showed that the rail crossing on Sandy Creek was going to be a major traffic constriction in using it as the east-west corridor.

So I would start attacking the project's technical merit to show that it will have little to no positive impact on the east-west traffic flows. Stay away from the property rights discussion and other arguements. That's how we killed the Tyrone Bypass.

Submitted by joedurden@minds... on Fri, 02/01/2008 - 10:59pm.

Thank you very much for this information. Would you mind if we could talk on the phone about this. Your approach is very interesting. Can you email with your phone number and I will call you or my phone number is 770 716-2235.

Joe Durden
280 Sandy Creek Road
Fayetteville, GA

Submitted by tink on Fri, 07/18/2008 - 5:46pm.

We have resently learned that the road is cutting through our property.
I went Tues. to the Zoning and Planning office and they now have a satellite map stuck on the wall in Carlos Christians' office--have you seen that--I live at the end of Janice Dr.(620)-our property begins where a small subdivison ends (we have 8 acres). We are land locked here--the road shows it cutting our beautiful property and road at my front door. I am very disturbed to say the least--any info that you have would be much appreciated by me and my family--Note: my husband is handicapped and when I asked if there was another entrance to Zoning and Planning office they said no--I want to take my husband over to see that map and as you may know it is located on the second floor-I will have my son help me but I am going to make sure I get pictures. Ellen Morley 7708617526

Submitted by boo boo on Fri, 07/18/2008 - 9:12pm.

Ellen M. There is an elevator in those Government buildings. It is the L shaped building, and planning and zoning is upstairs. By law they have to provide an elevator which they do. It is located in the middle of the building in the curve part, you have to walk inside the building to find it on the lower level..near the restrooms as I remember.

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