New Beltline Segment Opens in Atlanta

The first phase of a new 0.9-mile segment of the Atlanta Beltline, known as the Northeast Trail, is now open for recreation and active mobility.

April 19, 2021, 6:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

Northeast Trail

Image by John Becker / Courtesy of Atlanta Beltline, Inc.

"Walkers, joggers and bicyclists can now visit a new part of the Atlanta Beltline," reports J.D. Capelouto.

"The paved segment, which recently opened to the public, is part of the Beltline’s Northeast Trail. It runs for about three-quarters of a mile from behind Ansley Mall, going north through the Ansley Park and Piedmont Heights neighborhoods," adds Capelouto.

The Northeast Trail was complete in partnership between Atlanta Beltline Inc., and Georgia Power, according to a statement from Atlanta Beltline, Inc. A second phase of work on the Northeast Trail is already underway a well. "The drawings are 90% complete and work is in progress to confirm budgets and bring the drawings to 100% complete," according to the statement.

Georgia Power will use this part of the trail to access a transmission line that runs along the route.

"The scope of work included the fourteen-foot-wide trail, the access ramp at Montgomery Ferry Drive, stormwater systems, retaining walls, and erosion control grassing. Trees Atlanta has planted bioswales and the remaining plantings will be completed in the next phase of work," according to the Atlanta Beltline statement.

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