Northeast Trail (North)- Segment 3 and Connector Trails

Buford Highway to MARTA Lindbergh Station // Subarea 6, 7

This project will design, bid out, and build 2.4-miles of mainline trail from Buford Highway to MARTA Lindbergh Station. It will include a connection with the PATH400 trail and access points from public streets. The project will involve crossings of existing MARTA heavy rail, NSR freight rail, CSX freight rail, GDOT freeway, and Peachtree Creek.

Atlanta BeltLine Northeast Trail status.
Atlanta BeltLine Northeast Trail status.

Project Status

This federally funded portion of trail includes the mainline trail of the Atlanta BeltLine 22-mile loop, called Northeast Trail – Segment 3, and also includes connector trails to MARTA Lindberg station, PATH 400, and to the Armour-Ottley business district. The design team is finalizing the 90% drawings this month. Real estate acquisition and construction easements are underway and will be followed by GDOT approvals for right of way, environmental, and utility work. A total of 16 real estate parcels will require agreements with property owners.  Construction letting / bidding is targeted for May 2025. The current expected construction start is August of 2025, with up to a three-year schedule to complete the mainline trail and the connector trails.

Project Timeline

July 2020
Approved GDOT Concept Report
July 2021
Locally Preferred Alternative announced
June 2023
Awarded a $25 million USDOT RAISE grant
March 2024
Scheduled to Complete 90% Drawings
May 2025
Target Construction Letting / Bidding
August 2025
Current Expected Construction Start

Last Updated: April 1, 2024