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Opening the Door to the Rest of the City
In September 2013, the City of Atlanta was awarded an $18 million TIGER V grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop the southwest corridor of the Atlanta BeltLine. This grant will cover about 40% of the project cost, expediting the trail's construction by 2-3 years. Ground was broken on November 12, 2014.
The Westside Trail, a 3-mile corridor to be developed on the Atlanta BeltLine’s southwest side, will run from University Avenue in Adair Park north to Lena Avenue at Washington Park. For a half mile along White Street, the trail will use the existing West End Trail.
Demolition of the Westside Trail Bridge over Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. took place on the weekend of March 7 & 8. The bridge will be replaced with the construction of the Westside Trail.
The project funding includes the 14-foot wide multi-use trail, 14 points of entry (11 of which will be ADA-accessible) with ramp and stair systems, greenway, and preservation for future transit. Construction will commence in winter 2014, and on November 12, 2014, a ceremony took place celebrating the ground breaking of the Westside Trail. You can find more images from the ceremony in our photo gallery.
Watch what neighborhood residents and community leaders have to say about the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail:
As an active construction site, the Westside Trail is closed to the public until further notice. If you have any questions about the Westside Trail construction, please contact:
General construction questions: 678-995-3701
Construction-related emergencies: 770-256-7511
For all other emergencies please dial 911.