The Smyrna Business Association was formed in the Spring of 1983, by a small group of business persons who were interested in making the Smyrna area a more inviting place in which to live and do business.
Joining together, a concentrated effort was made to improve Smyrna’s isolation and image. Working with the local, county and state governments, our goal to have an underpass or overpass at the railroad tracks at Atlanta Road began again after being dormant for 20 years. On July 11, 1988, the Arthur T. Bacon Memorial Bridge was officially dedicated and this railroad overpass gave direct access to the Smyrna Area. About the same time, the SBA also successfully proposed to have the name of “Windy Hill Road” extended to South Cobb Drive.
On April 4th of 1987, the lighting of South Cobb Drive was dedicated during the Jonquil Spring Festival. The SBA raised $10,000.00 to present to the City of Smyrna, resulting in the lighting becoming a reality. The lighting of South Cobb Drive to I-285 and North to Atlanta Road was completed along with the widening of Windy Hill Road to Austell Road.