Construction for the Northeast Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine (ABI) is currently underway with Georiga Power working on their maintenance access road between Ansley Mall and the Buford Spring Connector, doubling as a segment of the trail.
Georgia Power will be paving approximately two-thirds of a mile of the Atlanta BeltLine multi-use trail.
Construction will include the fourteen-foot wide trail, an access point at Montgomery Ferry Drive, stormwater systems, retaining walls, and erosion control grassing. These items are expected to be completed by fall 2020.
However, the northeast corridor between Westminster Drive and the Buford Spring Connector is currently closed, for safety concerns and to avoid the disruption of construction.
ABI is asking all citizens to stay out of the corridor while work is underway.
After this part of the construction is finished, ABI plans to do follow-on work to complete the full Northeast Trail buildout between Westminster Drive and Mayson Street.
The buildout will addition of lighting, security cameras, landscaping, and connections to Westminster Avenue, Piedmont Avenue, and Mayson Street.
Concept designs for the northern and southern segments of the northeast corridor continue to advance.
Over the past several months, ABI has performed an alternatives analysis to identify the locally preferred alternative alignment for the northeast corridor between Ansley Golf Club and MARTA Lindbergh Station.
ABI has narrowed options down to two alignments and is moving forward with studies on both.
Alignment B passes through the Armour Ottley industrial area, while Alignment E generally parallels the eastern side of the existing MARTA alignment.
In addition to the Northeast Trail, two other trails will be going into construction over the next few months: the first segment of the Southside Trail and the Westside BeltLine Connector to be built by the PATH Foundation.
This will be the first time in BeltLine history that three major trail projects will be underway at one time.