After a decade of delays, PATH crews are finally under construction on the South River Trail, Phase 1B between the Gresham Park Recreation Center and the Decatur campus of Georgia Perimeter College (GPC). The trail will be an extension of the existing South River Trail between Intrenchment Creek and Gresham Park built in 2010.
The three mile-long trail will weave through Sugar Creek Golf Course, cross under I-285, connect into Cedar Grove Middle School and the Georgia State University baseball practice field before ending at GPC. Future phases already being designed will extend the trail to Waldrop Road. The completed South River Trail will connect the 33 mile-long Arabia Mountain PATH system to the Atlanta BeltLine at Boulevard Crossing.
Phase 1B was funded by the Transportation Enhancement Program administered by the Georgia Department of Transportation, DeKalb County HOST, and your donations to PATH. This segment of the trail is costing $2,100,000 to build. Construction began November 15th with an anticipated completion date of May 1, 2015.