Beginning on Monday, Feb. 25 through Friday, March 1, 2019, Kirkwood Avenue will be closed between Kenyon Street and Holtzclaw Street to construct the trail crossing. Closures are planned for 24 hours a day, however, intermittent openings may be possible depending on the work. All work is contingent upon weather conditions. Traffic control devices will be established. Drivers should plan to detour around Fulton Terrace / Mauldin Street to the south.
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Eastside Trail Southern Extension
Expanding on a Success
The Eastside Trail currently stretches from Piedmont Park (at 10th Street and Monroe Drive) to Kirkwood Avenue in the Reynoldstown neighborhood, crossing DeKalb Avenue and the Krog Tunnel along the way. The final segment will connect the trail from Kirkwood Avenue to Memorial Drive and Bill Kennedy Way.
The Southern Extension
The southern (and final) expansion of the Eastside Trail continues! This phase, which is nearly complete, 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, 2018, and should be completed in 2019.
What’s Happening Now
The trail between Kirkwood Avenue and Memorial Drive remains closed for construction. Please use Chester Avenue (one block west of the trail) to move between Kirkwood and Memorial.
Partial, temporary road closures of Kirkwood Avenue will take place on February 26-18, 2019, as the trail is built across the road.
Work is underway on a pedestrian plaza where the Eastside Trail meets Memorial Drive. Road closure will be required on Memorial Drive for pedestrian improvements (crosswalks, signal heads, etc.), signal timing, extending the duct bank under the street, and tying into stormwater systems. Stay tuned for updates.
As with all of our construction projects, we have public meetings to keep our neighbors and interested parties informed of progress. Please visit www.beltline.org/meetings for a full schedule of upcoming and past meetings, including previous presentations.