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Media Advisory: Atlanta BeltLine Northwest Trail Segment 5 Groundbreaking Ceremony

Atlanta Beltline, Inc. is hosting a groundbreaking to celebrate the start of construction on the Northwest Trail – Segment 5 on June 24, 2024.

  • Design & Construction
JUNE 27, 2024

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on the Northwest Trail – Segment 5 on June 24, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. This is a significant milestone for the Atlanta BeltLine as it is the first segment of the Northwest Trail to undergo construction. 

This 0.7-mile section of trail begins at the intersection of Marietta Boulevard and Huff Road, traveling to Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard and English Street in Blandtown. It will connect with the completed Westside Trail – Segment 3, which runs 1.22 miles from Huff Road to Law Street, where it links to the Westside Connector Trail into downtown Atlanta. Construction is expected to last 14 months.  

The design for the remaining 3.6 miles of the Northwest Trail has either been completed or is currently in progress. Upon completion, the full Northwest Trail will extend 4.3 miles through Blandtown, Underwood Hills, Berkeley Park, Loring Heights, Brookwood, Collier Hills, Collier Hills North, Ardmore, Brookwood Hills, Peachtree Hills, Garden Hills, and Lindbergh/Morosgo neighborhoods. 

 

WHO: 

  • Clyde Higgs, President and CEO, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

  • Rob Brawner, Executive Director, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

  • Dustin Hillis, Atlanta City Councilmember, District 9

  • Commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rahman, Fulton County Commissioner, District 6

  • Erika Mitchell, Atlanta Board of Education Chair, District 4

  • Jarrett Blakenship, Blandtown Community Representative

  • Elizabeth Hollister, Upper Westside CID

 

WHEN: 

  • Monday, June 24, 2024

  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Media, please arrive by 10:00 a.m. to set up)

  • Following the ceremony, media interviews and tours will be available of Northwest Trail – Segment 5.

 

WHERE: 

  • 1405 Fairmont Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

  • Alternate transportation is encouraged. This location is accessible via MARTA Bus #14. Please consider biking, walking, or using rideshare. Parking will be made available at Victory Church – Midtown (1429 Fairmont Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318) including additional street parking

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