Construction starts on next segment of the Atlanta Beltline

ATLANTA — Construction started on the next segment of the Atlanta Beltline’s northeast trail Wednesday.

The 1.2 mile unpaved section of the trail closed Wednesday. It’s between the northern end of Piedmont Park, at Mayson Drive to Westminster Drive, at Ansley Mall.

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This phase of construction will include paving, adding lighting, security cameras, bridgework and stormwater systems.


Last month, the city of Atlanta received an historic gift that promises to help complete the Beltline in a few years.

The James M. Cox Foundation donated $30 million to close the circle and finish the entire BeltLine by 2030. The money will go mostly to design and construct trail in the northwest segment.

The eventual finished loop will connect 45 different neighborhoods across Atlanta.

While the BeltLine has brought in new condos, businesses, shops and restaurants, development also boosted rents and property values in some places, forcing some people out of once-affordable areas.

The mayor, BeltLine executives and the PATH Foundation promised to address the issue saying the trails should provide access and inclusion for everyone.

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