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. The contractor continues to construct retaining walls and has started installing granite cladding on walls along the corridor. Steel has now been placed on four of the elevated trail sections (or bridges), with the steel for the remaining two sections expected to be set in April. The first elevated trail section near Washington Park has been poured and also the second elevated trail section connecting over to Washington Manor.  Stone (rip rap) is being installed under bridges and final grading is taking place between Washington Park and Washington Manor. Duct bank has been complete from Lena to the MARTA line crossing and is progressing towards the end of Westmoor Drive.  Final grading at the Lena stretch of the trail will start at the end of March. 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: April 1, 2024