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Eastside Trail Southern Extension
The Eastside Trail Southern Extension
The first phase of the extension is under construction! This phase will take the trail from Irwin Street / Lake Avenue to Kirkwood Avenue. Construction began in 2016 and has an estimated completion date of mid-2017. Construction on the second phase, from Kirkwood to Memorial Drive, will include replacing the bridge at Fulton Terrace and will commence when funding becomes available. The extension will add about 1.25 miles to the popular multi-use trail. The Eastside Trail, once the southern extension is completed to Memorial Drive, will be a 3.5-mile trail running from Piedmont Park south to Reynoldstown.
Paving for the Eastside Trail Southern Extension is well underway! The trail is due to open in summer 2017. In the meantime, browse the gallery above for the latest and greatest photos, or check out our construction photo gallery.
The 14-foot-wide concrete multi-use trail will run in the old railroad corridor from Irwin Street/Lake Avenue until it crosses under Edgewood Avenue and continues south to DeKalb Ave. At DeKalb, the trail will follow the road eastward on the north side to the intersection with Krog Street. The intersection will include a pedestrian scramble, with traffic halted in all directions so that folks on foot may safely cross. Lighting and handrail improvements to the Krog Tunnel will be part of this construction work. At Wylie Street, the trail will be 10 feet wide and will follow the north side of the street until it reaches the corridor again between Kenyon Street and Flat Shoals Avenue. The trail will then follow the corridor south to the intersection of Memorial Drive and Bill Kennedy Way.
Eastside Trail Extension construction will affect traffic in several areas during the course of construction. For all the facts on each closure, check out our dedicated Eastside Trail Extension Traffic Advisory page.