NEW CONSTRUCTION STARTS

New boardwalk is being “squeezed” between trees.

South Peachtree Creek Trail

PATH began constructing the extension of the South Peachtree Creek Trail to North Druid Hills Road at Spring Creek Drive in October. This trail segment will primarily be a boardwalk structure ten to twenty feet above the ground. The extension will connect with the South Peachtree Creek Trail at the Mason Mill Tennis Center parking lot thereby providing seamless walks and rides between Leafmore and Medlock Park.

East Decatur Greenway

Construction along the East Decatur Greenway

The East Decatur Greenway will connect the Avondale MARTA station and the Stone Mountain Trail to multiple neighborhoods south along Katie Kerr Drive and Columbia Drive in Decatur. The PATH design team worked closely with Columbia Residential and their site planners to enhance the trail’s interaction with the transit oriented development (TOD) planned for the property on College Street across the tracks from the MARTA station. Commuting cyclists will be able to exit the station on the pedestrian bridge over College Street, retrieve their bicycle from covered bicycle parking, and ride through the new development and down the trail to the many neighborhoods along Katie Kerr Drive and Columbia Drive. The trail will provide safe, easy access from these neighborhoods to MARTA for walkers as well. This $750,000 project was started in November and will be completed by May, 2017. It is being funded by East Decatur Greenway, DeKalb County HOST, and your contributions to PATH. The City of Decatur may decide to extend the trail along Columbia Drive toward Memorial Drive. The community has expressed interest in connecting the East Decatur Greenway project to Shoal Creek near Dearborn Park.

Olde Town Conyers Trail

An extension of the Olde Town Conyers Trail from the existing trail downtown to Pine Log Park is underway. This is the fourth segment of the Conyers Trail funded by a City of Conyers SPLOST, the Rockdale County Board of Education, and your donations to PATH. The 1.7 mile-long extension will connect the Olde Town Conyers commercial district with four schools, two parks, and several neighborhoods north of downtown. Construction will continue through the spring with completion scheduled for June, 2017.

Stone Mountain Trail

PATH recently extended the Stone Mountain Trail east of Glendale Road toward I-285 in anticipation of building the trail over the interstate early next year. The trail will cross Church Street with a new signal and continue between the railroad and Church Street over I-285 to Northern Avenue. PATH is also working with DeKalb County and the City of Clarkston to improve the trail between Northern and Norman Streets through Clarkston.