Additional landscaping for the Spring Road corridor is expected to cost $475,000 plus $110,000 for annual maintenance. Courtesy of Smyrna

Spring Road changes in Smyrna will improve gateway

Most of the Spring Road improvements in Smyrna should be finished before Thanksgiving.

The project includes Spring Road from Cobb Parkway to the pedestrian bridge at Argyle Elementary School and a portion of Cumberland Boulevard.

If the landscaping improvements can be bid in October, the total project should be completed around February to March, Croy Engineering Vice President Greg Teague told the Smyrna City Council during a recent work session.

Landscaping will include adding a median, wider sidewalks, trails and other enhancements to make the Spring Road corridor “a great-looking gateway to Smyrna,” Teague said.

In a section farther north on Spring Road, Teague said existing right-of-way will be used to add street trees, seasonal beds and a median.

The total cost for landscape improvements will be $475,000.

Since $150,000 in SPLOST funds will pay in part for the landscaping, additional funding will be $325,000.

Teague also said the annual costs for landscaping maintenance will be around $110,000, including personnel and irrigation with a hose bed.

Croy staff members have a meeting with Baldwin Paving representatives this week about the completion of the road widening, Teague said.

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