Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) leadership is honored to share that the Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail will receive additional federal funding to support construction. The funding is part of the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus appropriations bill passed by Congress last week. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock and Senator Jon Ossoff secured $5 million in federal transportation funding to advance the project.
“The Atlanta BeltLine is a legacy project for the City of Atlanta that is reconnecting neighborhoods historically divided and marginalized by infrastructure. We’re grateful to Georgia’s Congressional delegation for this funding, which will advance completion of the full 22-mile loop. Over the long-term, the BeltLine will provide people a place to walk, run, and roll with access to equitable transit, jobs, local businesses, affordable housing, arts and culture, and greenspace.”
– Clyde Higgs, President and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
The Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail travels approximately four miles along a former freight rail corridor from University Avenue in southwest Atlanta to Bill Kennedy Way in southeast Atlanta. When complete, it will connect the already-completed BeltLine Eastside and Westside Trails for a total of 10 paved miles.