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"A series of Westside Trail concepts and artist renderings lend hope that all will not be quiet on the Beltline's western front soon," reports Josh Green. The "fresh, utopian images," as Green describes them, are of the three-mile Westside Trail project, which has a groundbreaking scheduled for this fall.
The project is made possible by an $18 million TIGER V grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the development of the Beltline's southwest corridor. More details on the project visualized by the new renderings: "The trail will snake from Washington Park to Adair Park with 14 points of entry, utilizing the existing West End Trail in the West End neighborhood. Expect a 14-foot-wide concrete multi-use trail similar to the madly popular eastside one. Officials say construction should take about 18 months, meaning the trail could open in the spring of 2016."