Segment 1 of the Southside Trail was the first of five Southside Trail segments to undergo construction and opened to the public as a paved trail in September 2021. It runs 0.8 miles from the southern terminus of the Westside Trail at University Avenue to the Annie E. Casey Foundation site at Pittsburgh Yards, just west of the I-75/85 overpass.
The remaining Southside Trail is open as an open unpaved trail that provide connectivity between the paved Eastside and Westside Trails. Design and planning work continues for the unpaved 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 and are numbered 2, 3, 4, 5 running from west to east.
Along the unpaved segment 4, the former railroad bridge over United Avenue was removed in the summer of 2020. 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.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to work on your Atlanta BeltLine!