The Coweta County Board of Commissioners began discussions regarding the Poplar Road Interchange as early as March 1996, also considering an interchange at Lower Fayetteville Road.
Settling on a location at Poplar Road, in 2004 the Board approved a contribution to GDOT of $100,000 for the Interchange Justification Study. The Interchange Justification Report was approved in 2008, and by 2009 was assigned a Project Identification Number, establishing funding for portions of the project. Engineering and Design were approved in 2010, and federal and state environmental approval came in 2014.
47 parcels of property, totaling 50 acres, were acquired by Coweta County for the project. In 2016, the project was advertised for bids, and eventually awarded to ER Snell for $28.8 million. It is projected to be finished in 2019.