On February 17, 2020, construction crews will install security fencing and officially close the western portion of the Southside Trail in order to begin early construction activities. The unpaved trail will be closed at the paved southern terminus of the Westside Trail, the concrete access point at University Avenue, the stairs at Metropolitan Avenue, and west of the stairs at Pryor Road. The closure will extend between University Avenue and Pryor Road, so trail users will need to exit the corridor and use sidewalks along surface streets between the two locations.
Signs will be posted at closed locations.
This 0.75-mile segment, called Southside Trail-West, will remain closed while Astra Group builds out the multi-use trail. Work will include a 14-foot-wide concrete trail; gravel path at Allene Avenue; a new pedestrian bridge, an ADA-accessible ramp, and pedestrian signal and crosswalk at Metropolitan Parkway; lights and security cameras; utility relocations, environmental remediation of the corridor; stormwater infrastructure; granite retaining walls; and full landscaping.
A groundbreaking celebration was held on January 22, 2020, and we are excited to announce this next step towards bringing the Atlanta BeltLine to south Atlanta. Thanks to everyone for your continued patience as we are under construction!