Edgewood Avenue Bridge

The Edgewood Avenue Bridge has been demolished and is being rebuilt over the Eastside Trail extension.
Photo Credit: Christopher Martin

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Westside Trail

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:

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Current photo and future rendering of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.

Current photo and future rendering of the Westside Trail at Donnelly Avenue.


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
Email: westsidetrailconstruction@atlbeltline.org

For all other emergencies please dial 911.

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News and Renderings
Get all of the latest Westside Trail news and renderings on our blog.

As part of this and all future Atlanta BeltLine projects, lighting, security cameras, and mile-markers have been budgeted into the cost of construction.

Like all open Atlanta BeltLine parks and trails, the Westside Trail is patrolled by the Atlanta Police Department's Path Force Unit and secured by APD resources. Visit our public safety page to learn more about safety on the Atlanta BeltLine.

Check the events calendar for tours, information meetings, and other opportunities to learn more about the construction of the Westside Trail and its potential impact on southwest Atlanta.

Construction Progress
As an active construction site, the Westside Trail is closed to the public until further notice.

Capital Campaign Lead Donors to $12.5 Million Goal

As of August 17, 2015

  • James M. Cox Foundation / PATH Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Susan and Richard Anderson
  • In Memory of Herman J. Russell, Sr.
  • Porsche Cars North America
  • Wells Fargo
  • Mr. John Portman and Mr. Charlie Loudermilk
  • Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
  • AGL Resources
  • Ray Weeks, Jr.
  • Fuqua Foundations
  • Cousins Properties, Incorporated
  • Richard and Susan Dugas Family Foundation
  • Georgia-Pacific Foundation
  • Intercontinental Exchange
  • Morgens West Foundation
  • Rebecca and John Somerhalder
  • SunTrust Trusteed Foundations:
    • Harriet McDaniel Marshall Trust and
    • Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund
  • The Correll Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Douglas J. Hertz Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Tommy Holder
  • Jamestown
  • AMLI
  • Philip I. Kent
  • Mr. and Mrs. R. Charles Shufeldt
  • L&C Wood Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Carter