Heath & Lineback Engineers, Inc. Selected to Design Atlanta BeltLine Northeast Corridor Trail Project

Heath & Lineback Engineers, Inc., headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, has been selected by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) to provide design and engineering services for the Northeast Corridor Trail.  The Northeast Corridor Trail will build on the Atlanta BeltLine’s success by delivering an important sector of the overall trail that will create connectivity to the intersecting trails of PATH400, North Fork Peachtree Creek (via the Cheshire Farm Trail), and South Fork Peachtree Creek.  The Northeast Trail generally runs between Monroe Drive and the MARTA Lindbergh Station, north of Lindbergh Drive, and is being developed by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., in collaboration with Invest Atlanta, the City of Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration.  For design of the new trail, Heath & Lineback is partnering with Perez Planning + Design, LLC; Site Solutions, LLC; and a diverse team of consulting firms providing design support services.      

“The Northeast Trail has the potential to be the first section of the Atlanta BeltLine to cross active railroad tracks and I-85, and we are thrilled to have been chosen by ABI to design and engineer this project,” said Patrick Peters, Heath & Lineback’s Project Manager for the new trail.  “This trail will advance the vision of walking or biking from Memorial Drive, through Piedmont Park, and all the way to the Armour-Ottley district, PATH400, and MARTA’s Lindbergh station in Buckhead.  And, just like the existing sections of the BeltLine, the trail will provide economic opportunities and greater connectivity.”

“The public expects the highest standards of design and engineering for a project like the Atlanta BeltLine,” said Brian P. McGowan, President and CEO of ABI. “The award of this contract was very competitive, and we are excited to see the vision of the Northeast Trail unfold under Heath & Lineback’s capable management.”

Design is expected to begin this summer and take approximately 30 months. Community engagement is currently underway to provide project updates. Future public meetings will be scheduled to receive feedback on the design.

Funds from Transportation Improvement (TIP) allocations administered through the Atlanta Regional Commission are providing $4 million for design.

Current condition of the future northeast corridor under I-85.
Current condition of the future northeast corridor under I-85.
Artist's rendering of proposed design along the future northeast corridor under I-85.
Artist’s rendering of proposed design along the future northeast corridor under I-85.



About Heath & Lineback Engineers, Inc.

Heath & Lineback Engineers, Inc., founded in 1994, is an engineering consulting firm providing transportation infrastructure design and construction engineering services.  They specialize in bridge, roadway, and pedestrian facilities.  Heath & Lineback Engineers, Inc. meets engineering challenges with innovative, cost-effective, and constructible solutions.  For more information, please visit www.heath-lineback.com.

About Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s vision is to be the catalyst for making Atlanta a global beacon for equitable, inclusive, and sustainable city life. As one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States, the Atlanta BeltLine is building a more socially and economically resilient Atlanta with our partner organizations and host communities through job creation, inclusive transportation systems, affordable housing, and public spaces for all. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.

Media Contacts:

Jenny Odom, Communications & Media Relations Manager         
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Office of Communications and Media Relations
100 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 477-3659, jodom@atlbeltline.org

Patti Zachary, Marketing Manager
Heath & Lineback Engineers, Inc.
2390 Canton Road, Bldg. 200
Marietta, GA  30066
Office: (770) 424-1668
Fax: (770) 424-2907

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