Westside Trail – 1385 Ralph David Abernathy Access Point

Westside Trail near Ralph David Abernathy Blvd // Subarea 1

The aim of this project is to provide an access point to the Westside Trail at Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. (RDA)

This will include the reconfiguration of Gordon St. to add crosswalks, Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons (RRFB) and other safety improvements for pedestrians and cyclists. The project is current in design.

ABI Project Map of 1385 RDA Access Point

Project Status

This project will provide a new access point to the Westside Trail, with a protected crossing across Ralph David Abernathy and a ramp and stair connection to the BeltLine. A landscaped plaza is also part of the design.  At the South Gordon island work, all sidewalks and drives are complete.  Three walls have been poured at the location of the stair and ramp for the access point, and the formwork removed.  Backfill of the walls will begin in the last week of March, following confirmation of 7-day concrete break strength.  Crews will be mobilized to begin granite cladding work, which will precede final grading for the lower ramp section and stair.  The contractor is focused on completing the north end of site, establishing final grade completing asphalt installation. This project is expected to be complete in the summer of 2024.

Project Timeline

January 2021
90% Design Complete
January 2021
Submit permit set to GDOT. RDA is a state road requiring GDOT approval.
Fall 2023
Project slated to be bid for construction
Summer 2024
Project expected to be completed

Last Updated: April 1, 2024