Under Construction

The western segment of the Southside Trail is officially closed for construction. Trail users must exit at the end of the Westside Trail or at Pryor Road and use University Avenue as an alternate route around the construction zone. You can view frequently asked questions about construction here (with a detailed map).

In summer 2020, the former railroad bridge over United Avenue was removed. Currently, trail users must utilize stairs and a crosswalk at the intersection. Click here for full details and detour maps. ABI will replace the bridge when construction on the trail commences, which is expected in 2022.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to work on your Atlanta BeltLine!

Southside Trail

Strengthening Connections on Atlanta's Southside

The Southside Trail is open as an unpaved, interim trail, providing connectivity between the paved Eastside and Westside Trails. Construction is underway on the first segment – the 0.8-mile section on the western end between the Westside Trail and Pittsburgh Yards – and is slated for completion by summer 2021.

Design work continues for the interim trail between Pittsburgh Yards and I-20. For design purposes, the trail has been broken into four segments that are each approximately one mile in length running west to east and numbered 2, 3, 4, 5. The team is targeting having the design complete by spring 2021 for Segments 4 and 5 and summer 2021 for Segments 2 and 3.

View updates on each project in design or construction here and follow along with monthly posts on our blog.


This trail is open in its unpaved state, with greenspace close-by within the corridor. D.H. Stanton is an 8-acre park featuring a splash pad, playground and baseball diamond. Boulevard Crossing is a 5-acre park with multi-use activity fields.

Shop & Dine

Many restaurant and retail options are situated nearby, including The Beacon Atlanta and Glenwood Park.


The Southside Trail passes just south of Grant Park and Zoo Atlanta.


Phase I of the Pittsburgh Yards development includes the adaptive reuse of an existing 61,000 sf structure into a commercial village of small businesses and multi-purpose greenspace for youth soccer and community activation.

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