Atlanta BeltLine Design and Construction Updates: June 2021

Below you will find recent updates and photos of each of our Atlanta BeltLine projects in construction or design along with links to get more general information about each project. Additionally, you can explore current design and construction projects via map and list view here. These projects play a pivotal role in furthering the Atlanta Beltline vision to be the catalyst for making Atlanta a global beacon for equitable, inclusive, and sustainable city life. 

All upcoming and past public meetings (still being held virtually) can be found at www.beltline.org/meetings. Our second Quarterly Briefing took place on June 10, 2021 via Zoom and Facebook with a phone call-in option. You can view the meeting recording and download the presentation. Click here to catch up on May’s design and construction updates.

Atlanta BeltLine design and construction projects May 2021
Atlanta BeltLine design and construction projects May + June 2021

Northeast Trail

  • Northeast Trail, Segment 1: ABI plans to install additional gravel on the unpaved Northeast Trail from Monroe Drive to the newly paved portion of Segment 2. A Northeast Study Group meeting took place on June 3 with updates on this and other capital projects. View the meeting recording and / or download the presentation.
  • Northeast Trail – Segment 2, Phase II: The complete drawings are expected to be ready to bid for construction by fall to extend Phase I for the full 1.2 miles between Westminster Drive and Mayson Street and to build out the remaining elements of Phase I (lighting, security cameras, and landscaping). This work will proceed to construction once SSD funding is finalized.
  • Northeast Trail – Segments 3-6: A virtual community meeting has been scheduled for July 15 to update on progress on the trail design and potential alignments for trail and transit around I-85 and Armor-Ottley on Segment 3 of the trail. Two options for crossing the railroad corridor have been submitted to Norfolk Southern for review, and one of the options appears to be workable from the perspective of the railroad. Design work continues to progress for segments 4, 5, and 6.
  • Details on each Northeast Trail segment can be found in our design and construction updates section: Segment 1, Segment 2, Segments 3-6.

Eastside Trail

  • Ponce de Leon Avenue Streetscapes: ABI’s contractor will proceed with work on Ponce streetscapes in July. The project is expected to last 18 months through December of 2022. The streetscapes will improve pedestrian and cycling conditions between Boulevard and Freedom Parkway and build ramp access between the street and the Eastside Trail.
  • Capital Improvements: Starting in July, ABI will be adding a 2-foot wide soft shoulder to both sides of the Eastside Trail between Monroe Drive and Irwin Street. Work is also underway at Drewry Street to mitigate storm water issues.
  • The Northeast Study Group meeting on June 3 provided updates on both of these capital projects. View the meeting recording and / or download the presentation.

Southside Trail

  • Southside TrailSegment 1: A virtual public meeting was held on June 29 to give the latest updates on construction. The first segment of the paved Southside Trail is still expected to open to the public later this summer. View the meeting recording and / or download the presentation.
SST-W construction activity adjacent to Pittsburgh Yards.  Photo taken June 29, 2021.
Southside Trail looking east towards the downtown Connector. June 25, 2021.
Southside Trail looking east towards the downtown Connector. June 25, 2021.
Southside Trail looking west at the spur trail to Manford Road. June 25, 2021.
Southside Trail looking west at the spur trail to Manford Road. June 25, 2021.
  • Southside TrailSegments 2, 3, 4, and 5: The City and ABI are applying for a FY21 USDOT RAISE grant in July for $22 million to support construction of almost 2 miles of the Southside Trail within segments 2 and 3. The drawings for the Southside Trail are at 90% complete and work is in progress to align and confirm budgets and bring the drawings to 100% complete. The cost to construct these segments will be covered by SSD funding. Federal grants will also be used for Segments 2 and 3.
  • Details on each Southside Trail segment can be found in our design and construction updates section: Segment 1 (West Segment) and Segments 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Westside Trail

  • Westside Trail – Segment 3: Construction is underway by the PATH Foundation in conjunction with ABI on this 1.2 mile-long segment between Law Street and Huff Road along Marietta Boulevard. Milling of the road to remove the asphalt and setting of new curbs are the first steps for this trail construction. Storm water reconfiguration and repairs, and utility relocations are also underway. The multi-use trail is anticipated to be complete by early 2022.
  • Details on each Westside Trail segment can be found in our design and construction updates section: Segment 3 and Segment 4.
    Westside Trail construction along Marietta Street. June 4, 2021.
    Westside Trail construction along Marietta Boulevard. June 4, 2021.
    Westside Trail construction along Marietta Street. June 4, 2021.
    Westside Trail construction along Marietta Boulevard. June 4, 2021.
    Westside Trail construction along Marietta Street. June 4, 2021.
    Westside Trail construction along Marietta Boulevard. June 4, 2021.

    Rendering of the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail along Marietta Boulevard looking south.
    Rendering of the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail along Marietta Boulevard looking south.

Northwest Trail

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