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Northeast Trail

The Atlanta BeltLine Goes North

Past the intersection of 10th Street and Monroe Drive, the Atlanta BeltLine corridor extends north via the Northeast (Interim) Trail, which currently ends at Westminster Drive. The full Northeast Trail will eventually extend past Piedmont Park, making a connection to the Lindbergh MARTA Station. Due to Georgia Power infrastructure improvements, the work on this corridor will be divided into three segments.

Monroe Dr. to Westminster Dr.

This section of the Northeast Trail runs between Monroe Drive and Westminster Drive. This segment, alongside Piedmont Park, will have the standard Atlanta BeltLine trail in the railroad corridor, just as you see with the Eastside Trail south of Monroe Drive. Transit will run parallel to the trail for this mile segment of the Atlanta BeltLine. Once started, design on this segment is expected to take 12-18 months to complete.

Westminster Dr. to Mayson St.

This segment runs between Westminster Drive and Mayson Street and will also feature transit parallel to trail. It is being designed now and constructed separately from the other two sections because of active construction by Georgia Power to replace transmission lines along this stretch. It is currently closed to the public. Installation of new utility poles is complete. ABI hopes to finalize the construction of the trail soon after Georgia Power has completed their work, assuming funding is identified.

Mayson St. to MARTA Lindbergh

This section runs between Mayson Street and the Lindbergh MARTA station and faces several design challenges, including navigating active rail and I-85. For this approximately 2-mile segment, transit will diverge from the trail and the designs for both are to be determined. Because of the complicated nature of this segment and the funding mechanism, design will take 24-30 months to complete. A Locally Preferred Alternative is expected by spring 2019 with design starting immediately thereafter. View the community presentation introducing the Northeast Trail design. Stay tuned for more information as we engage the public in the process.


See the Northeast (Interim) Trail along with the whole Atlanta BeltLine loop! Take a bus tour with the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and you can see it from the comfort of our air-conditioned, ADA-accessible bus!

Northeast Trail. Photo: The Sintoses

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