Aug 2, 2022 - News

Work underway on Beltline trail extension

A photo of a muddy dirt trail running underneath a bridge and which is being turned into a bike lane
The trail will cross under Piedmont Avenue. It'll also be a lot less muddy. Photo: Courtesy of John Becker/ Atlanta Beltline Inc.

Crews are clearing, grading and prepping to extend the Beltline trail from Piedmont Park north to Lindbergh as project construction continues.

Why it matters: Known as the Northeast Trail, the segment that begins at 10th and Monroe creates a long-awaited connection deeper into Buckhead.

What's happening: Workers are digging out the eastern bay under the Piedmont Avenue bridge near Ansley Mall for the trail (and to leave room for future transit), according to the Beltline's most recent quarterly briefing.

  • Drainage work is also underway in the (very cool, but often soggy) McDonough Boulevard tunnel along the Southside Trail, which will link Adair Park to Grant Park.
  • Once the trail is built, users will have an off-street, paved route linking southwest and northeast Atlanta.

Go deeper: Keep reading for more information, photos, and updates.

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