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Eastside Trail Southern Extension
Expanding on a Success
From Monroe Drive to Irwin Street, the Eastside Trail had more than 1.8 million visitors in 2017. The first expansion took the trail from Irwin to Kirkwood Avenue, crossing Hulsey Yard and DeKalb Avenue. The second expansion will continue the trail from Kirkwood to Memorial Drive, over Fulton Street/Mauldin Street.
The First Expansion
Construction on the first phase of the Eastside Trail’s southern extension was completed in November 2018. Construction included new pavers, lighting, and handrails in the Krog Tunnel, streetscape improvements on Wylie Street, and a pedestrian scramble at Krog Street and DeKalb Avenue. You can see our progress in the construction photo gallery. The opening of the trail was celebrated with a community event called Marking A Mile on November 3.
The Second Expansion
The southern extension of the Eastside Trail continues! This phase will take the trail down to Memorial Drive, crossing over the bridge at Fulton Street/Mauldin Street. This project will include a ramp and stair connection at the bridge, as well as pedestrian intersection improvements at Kirkwood Avenue, Memorial Drive, and Bill Kennedy Way. As with all new Atlanta BeltLine trails, this expansion will include security cameras and lighting. Construction began on July 2 and should be completed by early 2019.
What’s Happening Now
The trail between Kirkwood Avenue and Memorial Drive is now closed for construction. Please use Chester Avenue (one block west of the trail) to move between Kirkwood and Memorial.