BeltLine Westside Trail reaches major milestone

A new rendering shows the BeltLine Westide Trail (with transit) crossing Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
A new rendering shows the BeltLine Westide Trail (with transit) crossing Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

The Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail project has reached a major project milestone, according to a post on the BeltLine website. Working with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the City of Atlanta and a team of design and engineering consultants led by Kimley-Horn & Associates, the BeltLine met the federal deadline of June 30 to complete final design and land acquisition for the multi-use trail in southwest Atlanta.

By meeting this deadline, the $18 million TIGER V grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the $43 million Westside Trail, is now secure for the project’s implementation. In just nine months, ABI and its partners executed a complex process of design, land acquisition, environmental clearance and other approvals by the state and federal governments that often exceeds 24 months for projects of this magnitude.

In addition to the TIGER V grant and $15 million of other state and local funding, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is leading a $10 million private fundraising effort.

Upon completion, the 3-mile trail will run from University Avenue in Adair Park north to Lena Street at Washington Park. For a half mile along White Street, the trail will use the existing West End Trail. Design renderings from the recently completed design process are available online at this link.

Another rendering of the fully-realized BeltLine Westside Trail at Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard.
Another rendering of the fully-realized BeltLine Westside Trail at Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard.
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