Westside Trail – Segment 4

Lena Street (existing Westside Trail terminus) to Law Street (tying into the Westside BeltLine Connector); Subareas 9 and 10 // Subarea 9, 10

The northern extension of the Westside Trail, also called Westside Trail – Segment 4, begins at the existing Westside Trail terminus at Lena Street and extends north to Law Street where the trail will tie into Westside Trail – Segment 3 and the Westside BeltLine Connector. This segment of the corridor is approximately 1.3 miles in length. The project includes the design of a 14’ wide concrete multi-use path including planting, fiber duct bank, retaining walls, vertical connections to adjoining streets, stainless steel handrails/guardrails, storm drainage and management (with a focus on green infrastructure), environmental remediation, lighting, and security cameras.

Project Status

This 1.3-mile segment begins at the current Westside Trail terminus near Lena Street and Washington Park and extends north to Law Street where the trail ties into the Westside BeltLine Connector and the completed Westside Trail – Segment 3. This segment requires several bridges, or elevated trail sections, and crews are progressing on the bridge construction from south to north. Some portions of this trail alignment do not have an existing rail bed for use, so the elevated trail helps to maintain level grades and provide accessibility for all abilities. The foundation work for all six bridges has now been completed, including all of the bridge caps or bents.  Steel has been placed on the first bridge, and the concrete trail will be poured on this section of trail starting in mid-December.  The steel for the second bridge will arrive during the first week of December.  Retaining wall work is also under way, with most activity in the area of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, NW. Stone, or rip-rap, is being installed under bridges and final grading is taking place between Washington Park and Washington Manor. Trail grading and ductbank infrastructure work will be starting in January near Lena Street. This project is expected to be complete in summer of 2025.

Project Timeline

July 2020
Design contract execution
August 2020
Design start
October 2022
Invitation to Bid published to hire construction firm
January 2023
Construction contractor hired
March 2023
Groundbreaking and construction start
Summer 2025
Anticipated construction completion

Last Updated: December 4, 2023