Smyrna residents view renderings of Windy Hill Boulevard

While Windy Hill Road will remain in the same location, a portion will be redeveloped and renamed Windy Hill Boulevard “to improve operation and capacity” due to the “steady growth of traffic volumes, travel delay and accident rates.”

Smyrna officials met with many city residents during a public information meeting April 17 at the Smyrna Community Center about the $29.25 million Windy Hill Road SPLOST Project.

With renderings and maps as backdrops, city elected officials, city staff and representatives from CROY Engineering explained the project, discussed timelines and answered questions.

Funding will come from the special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) - 47 percent from Cobb County and 52 percent from Smyrna.

This project will stretch from Atlanta Road to Old Concord Road to provide express lanes, wider sidewalks and bike lanes.

The cost estimate is $29.25 million, according to Don Hicks of Croy Engineering when giving an update to Mayor Max Bacon and the City Council during the Feb. 19 pre-council meeting.

Construction will begin in the early fall and be completed 30 months later about the spring of 2021, Hicks said.

Information: Smyrna engineer Eric Randall, project contact, at 678-631-5381 or