Two new segments of the South Peachtree Creek Trail near Mason Mill Park are underway. The longest extension will connect the existing trailhead at the end of McConnell Drive to North Druid Hills Road at Spring Creek Road near the golf driving range. This phase will feature over 2000 linear feet of elevated boardwalk serpentining through the woodlands adjacent to Burnt Fork Creek. Construction began this month and will continue through the year. PATH will also oversee construction of an extension south from the railroad trestle to the Clairmont Place retirement complex on Clairmont Road. This segment will be under construction in a few weeks and should be completed mid summer.
Future extensions of the South Peachtree Creek Trail proposed by PATH would connect Clairmont Place to and through the Emory campus to Emory Village. There are several stakeholders who will need to approve the PATH concept of making this connection before implementation occurs.
The extension to North Druid Hills was funded by Earmark funding from the federal government, originally obtained through then Congresswoman Denise Majette, and a recent Transportation Alternative Program allocation. Matching funds were allocated from the DeKalb County HOST fund.