The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has agreed to review a proposal presented by PATH and other bicycle and pedestrian advocates to make provisions for the PATH400 Trail through the new I-285/Georgia 400 interchange project. PATH met with GDOT and representatives from Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, the Federal Highway Administration, Livable Buckhead, and the Perimeter CID, twice in March to discuss altering the design of the interchange to accommodate trail connections to all four corners.
Mike Lobdell, manager of the project, promised his team would review the options suggested by the PATH design team and reconvene the group in about thirty days. Although GDOT is prohibited from building separated trails by state charter, they can make it easier for us to follow their construction with a trail. PATH has benefited from GDOT ‘prep work’ on numerous projects in the past. Assisting with the extension of PATH400 through this interchange would be taking collaboration to a whole new level. Thanks to all who wrote letters and signed petitions asking for GDOT assistance. There will be more to report later this spring.