Coweta eyes path extension linking Senoia to PTC
Armed with grant money, Coweta County is poised to explore the construction of a golf cart path linking Senoia to Peachtree City’s vaunted cart path system.
Peachtree City Manager Jim Pennington said Coweta has already begun planning the path, which would run along Rockaway Road. There is a tunnel along Rockaway that reaches under Ga. Highway 74 to reach the rest of the city’s path system on the south side of town.
The Atlanta Regional Commission has earmarked $100,000 for an engineering study for the project that would extend approximately one mile from Senoia to Line Creek and Peachtree City. What is not yet settled is the source of the matching funds that total $20,000, Senoia City Administrator Richard Ferry said Friday.
As Ferry noted, the current funding does not address numerous other issues such as construction, including how a cart path would cross Line Creek.
Pennington said he hoped that council and the city would be supportive of the link to Senoia, which he sizes up as “a great connection for the community.”
Pennington said another grant has also been won by Fayette County to add a second phase of golf cart path along Redwine Road, a small part of which will go through Peachtree City.
Peachtree City’s 90-plus miles of golf cart trails — used by walkers, runners, bikers and skaters too — have been so successful and have garnered acclaim and awards over the years for providing alternate transportation. The tree-lined paths also serve as a calming, peaceful place for some, and a community gathering place for others.
The success is now something that other nearby communities are trying to re-create for themselves, with a cart path added to south Fayetteville along Redwine Road in recent years and with path extensions off Redwine Road in the south end of unincorporated Fayette County as well.