THE WESTSIDE CONNECTOR IS NOT YET OPEN. However, you can view the old railroad corridor from various points along existing roads, including from the northwest corner of Joseph E. Boone Boulevard and Northside Drive.
This future multi-use trail will become a critical link in the region’s trail network, with connections between job centers, other development activities on the westside of Atlanta, Maddox Park, the Bankhead MARTA station and the future Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry.
This trail will provide connectivity between the Atlanta BeltLine corridor and PATH Foundation trails leading into Downtown Atlanta, and also directly connect the Vine City and English Avenue neighborhoods to the Atlanta BeltLine.
In February 2019, ABI purchased a 0.7-mile stretch of unused railroad corridor stretching from Joseph E. Boone Boulevard to Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway. This land provides a critical connection between Northside Drive and the Westside Trail Extension.
This project, under construction by the PATH Foundation, has been broken into three segments. PATH’s contractor, Lewallen Construction, has poured concrete and is continuing construction on Segment 1 and Segment 2. Segment 1 is ~0.27 miles and runs from Northside Drive to Waypoint Apartments. Segment 2 is ~1.4 miles and runs from Waypoint Apartments to James P. Brawley Drive. These segments are on target to be complete by the first quarter of 2021. The multi-use trail is paved across to nearly Law Street where it will one day connect with the Westside Trail extension, currently in design.
Drawings are complete for Segment 3 pending final approvals. Segment 3 is ~2.9 miles and utilizes the right-of-way along Marietta Boulevard ending at Huff Road. Construction is tentatively scheduled to start in early 2021, contingent upon the completion of other work in the area.