Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, Atlanta Beltline, Inc. leaders and community members broke ground on the new 1.2-mile section of the Beltline’s Southside Trail.
Known as Segments 4 and 5, the new paved trail will connect the Glenwood Park and Grant Park neighborhoods, from Glenwood Avenue to Boulevard. When complete, this will result in nearly 5 miles of multi-use trail stretching through intown neighborhoods to the east and south.
The Southside Trail expansion will create safer routes to schools for students and families at Parkside Elementary and Maynard Jackson High School. Maynard Jackson is only the second Atlanta public high school to be located directly on the Beltline, with the first being Midtown High School.
Construction on Southside Trail – Segments 4 and 5 is expected to be complete in the spring of 2025. The final portion of the Southside Trail, Segments 2 and 3, will be bid for construction this fall. Reeves Young Construction has released to develop shop drawings and material orders to get ready for mobilization. Fiber relocation work is wrapping up and is expected to be complete by late March or early April. At that time, Reeves Young will mobilize the site to begin work.