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Utility boring has started at the future “Gateway” connection, a planned path that will connect Historic Fourth Ward Park with the Eastside Trail. Georgia Power, Comcast, and AT&T will bury the utility lines near the Angier Springs access point to the Eastside Trail in preparation for the Gateway. The existing lines will be wired down the utility pole on Angier Springs, go underneath the Eastside Trail, and down the hill on the other side. The rig for burying the utility wires will feed the lines from down the hill into a small pit that will be dug just east of the trail without crossing the trail itself.
The utility work will take approximately 3-4 weeks and will not impact trail use. Construction on the Gateway is anticipated to begin before the end of the year, weather permitting, and will provide access from the Eastside Trail to Historic Fourth Ward Park connecting the 2.25 mile trail with 12 acres of greenspace, a lake, and a modern playground. Visit the Atlanta BeltLine website for other construction updates as they are posted.