Southside – Bill Kennedy Way Interim Trail + Streetscape

Bill Kennedy Way through Glenwood Park to Glenwood Ave // Subarea 4, 5

This project includes improvements to the existing Bill Kennedy Way (BKW) bridge over I-20 and the addition of a buffered, multiuse path along BKW through Glenwood Park to the Glenwood Ave intersection.  Long term plans for the BeltLine at this location include the construction of a new bridge crossing I-20.  This project will provide improved travel options for bicycles and pedestrians until the new bridge can be constructed.  This project connects the end of the Eastside Trail to the interim Southside Trail entrance.

Project Status

  • ABI’s contractor, Reeves Construction Company, began work on the Bill Kennedy Way bridge over I-20 on February 22, 2021. Project schedule to complete work is expected to be six to eight weeks, weather depending. This is the final part of the interim safety improvements and is intended to be completed in two phases to ensure that traffic flow is maintained at all times. The project will include an 8-foot trail on the eastern side of the bridge that will be protected by a 2-foot, 8-inch concrete barrier wall. More details on timing and traffic flow can be found here.
  • Concrete planters have been placed on the buffers between Faith and Glenwood Avenues. Trees Atlanta will follow with plantings.
  • A Southeast Study Group meeting was held on March 18. Download the presentation here and watch the Facebook Live broadcast here.

Project Timeline

June 2020
Start construction of streetscape work
February 2021
Start construction of bridge work (GDOT permit required)
April 2021
Project Complete (target)