THE WESTSIDE TRAIL EXTENSION IS NOT YET OPEN. In August 2018, the City of Atlanta and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. purchased 1.8 miles of former railroad corridor on the westside informally known as “the Kudzu Line.” This stretch will extend the existing Westside Trail and connect to the Westside Connector, currently in development by the PATH Foundation.
The Westside Trail Extension will provide access to the Bankhead MARTA station, Maddox Park, the future Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry, as well as a future link to the Proctor Creek Greenway.
It will connect the neighborhoods of Bankhead, English Avenue, Grove Park, Knight Park, and Howell Station.
Design & Construction Update
ABI is evaluating next steps regarding converting the corridor to an interim trail. We will be procuring a team to advance the design of this corridor in 2019. CSX, the previous owner of the land, has been removing the railroad tracks and ties. The corridor is closed to the public until ABI announces that it is safe to use.