2016 SPLOST Tier I

Sardis Street Overpass

Construct a new overpass over the CSX Railroad, realign Whitfield Place road from Main Street to Moon Station Road and connect to the Sardis Street Extension project. Right-of-way purchase and coordination with CSX Railroad will be required. The total project length would be approximately 1,658 feet. Project further encompasses closing the railroad crossing at Main and Cherokee Street. Project conforms to the City’s Downtown/Depot Master Plan and Cobb County Comprehensive & Major Thoroughfare Plans. Project involves transforming the Depot area into a “pedestrian friendly zone” with access to the Southern Museum and other. Estimated Project Cost:  $6,000,000

Infrastructure Preservation

Stormwater Infrastructure Upgrades Citywide. Estimated Project Cost:  $3,000,000

Ben King Road Improvements

Improvements focus on reducing congestion and safety considerations from Cherokee St. to McCollum. Estimated Project Cost:  $3,133,431

Sardis Street Extension Project

Project will maximize transportation system performance, improve traffic congestion and compliment redevelopment of the downtown area. Construct new road from Main Street that intersects with Cherokee Street, Shirley Drive and overpass to Moon Station Road. A bypass will also be built between the extension at Shirley Drive to N. Cherokee Street just south of Ben King to reduce the impact on the Cherokee Street Historical District. Estimated Project Cost:  $2,500,000

Property Acquisition

Purchase various properties to support economic development, Parks and Smith Gilbert Gardens. Estimated Project Cost:  $3,000,000

Park Improvements

Recreation Center $4.6 million; Splash pad $400,000, Amphitheater improvements; dog park upgrades; playground synthetic surface. Estimated Project Cost:  $1,790,000

Dallas/Watts Drive Improvements

Project includes road improvements from Main Street along Dallas and Watts Drive to Cobb Parkway. Includes a roundabout at the intersection of Watts & Dallas, street parking, and drainage improvements. This project would be a gate way to downtown Kennesaw. The project also consists of street scape center median islands, landscaping and street light improvements. Estimated Project Cost:  $2,619,072

Facility Improvements

Facility energy updates; facility security; elevator for Public Works building. Estimated Project Cost:  $1,200,000

Economic Development

Depot Park Master Plan – amphitheater; move CSX RR tracks; plaza, parking improvements. Estimated Project Cost:  $1,500,000

Smith Gilbert Garden

Complete 2011 SPLOST Tier Two Projects. Estimated Project Cost:  $750,000

Resurfacing and Sidewalks

Resurfacing of various streets and sidewalk repairs. Estimated Project Cost:  $698,867

Police Department

Vehicles Public Safety. Estimated Project Cost:  $125,000


City of Kennesaw Projects Estimated Total Cost   $26,316,370


Joint City/County Projects

Cherokee Auxiliary Lane Addition & Traffic Signal at Home Depot & Shops of Shiloh

Extend right lane on Cherokee between Jiles and I-75 ramp; tie into existing lane constructed as part of Jiles Road project. Install traffic signal on Cherokee Street, between Jiles Road and Shiloh at intersection of Home Depot & Shops of Shiloh. (City/County to split cost). Estimated Project Cost:  $2,402,127

Mack Dobbs Rd. Improvements

Curb, gutters, drain culvert, stormwater drainage and sewer upgrade. (County to provide $1,000,000 funding). Estimated Project Cost:  $2,284,394

McCollum/Ben King Roundabout

Construct roundabout at intersection of McCollum and Ben King. (County to provide $1,400,000 funding). Estimated Project Cost:  $600,000


Joint City/County Projects Estimated Total Cost   $5,286,521


City of Kennesaw Estimated Total Cost   $31,602,891

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(updated 4-13-16)

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