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RaceTrac, Chick-fil-A to start construction next month

The parcel is vacant for now, but activity is expected in the next few weeks as Chick-fil-A plans to start construction on its new restaurant on Ga. Highway 54 West at Line Creek Drive.

The company plans to start construction Nov. 4, the Peachtree City Planning Commission was told Oct. 8.

Likewise, activity is also expected to begin at the adjacent RaceTrac gas station, whose plan has languished for months without much on-site activity beyond grading. City Zoning Administrator David Rast told the commission that RaceTrac has been waiting for Chick-fil-A to get everything in order before proceeding.

Both businesses will be outparcels to a shopping center on Hwy. 54 at Line Creek Drive that has room for a number of other stores further off the highway. The outparcels will be served by a shared right-in, right-out intersection although there are no plans at this time to install a traffic light as the DOT has not been petitioned to put a light there.

Former city councilman George Dienhart, prior to leaving office so he could qualify to run for mayor, argued vociferously for council to vote against putting a traffic light there, even though there was no formal or informal request to put a light there. Because they weren’t willing to vote on the matter without a formal request to the city for the light, Dienhart accused his fellow council members of being in favor of the light, which he contended would make the already challenging traffic along Hwy. 54 West even worse.

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