Westside Trail Construction Updates

Construction of the Westside Trail, the Atlanta BeltLine’s next trail to be built in the old railroad corridor, is moving right along.

The Westside Trail in southwest Atlanta is currently under construction.
The Westside Trail construction behind the Urban Farm facing south near Allene Avenue.

The pipe above is part of the green infrastructure design for the trail. It serves to hold water during a large storm event and slow the stress on the existing stormwater system.

Astra Group has been contracted to construct the Westside Trail.
Astra Group has been contracted to construct the Westside Trail. This view is from the northernmost trail head at Lena Street.
Westside Trail construction under Westview Drive.
Westside Trail construction under Westview Drive.

Backfilling has begun for materials that were excavated from the project site in preparation for construction. Initial work has also begun on the abutments for the bridge over Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., which was removed and will be replaced in construction of the trail.

The underground infrastructure is necessary for the green, sustainable construction of the trail.
The underground infrastructure is necessary for the green, sustainable construction of the trail. This construction is near the Urban Farm.
The bridge over Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive was removed. A new bridge will be built that allows for pedestrian passage on the street below, and will be high enough to prevent collisions from high-profile vehicles.
The bridge over Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive was removed. A new bridge will be built that allows for pedestrian passage on the street below, and will be high enough to prevent collisions from high-profile vehicles. Photo: Christopher T. Martin

When construction is complete, the Westside Trail will be a 3-mile multi-use corridor connecting Adair Park to Washington Park. Construction is expected to take two years and will include 14 access points and preparation for future transit. You can see more construction photos in our gallery.

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A rendering of the completed Westside Trail over Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. A separate bridge will be constructed for transit.

Check back frequently for more progress updates on the Westside Trail!

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