Posts by Char Devoursney

PATH PARKWAY UNDERWAY

By the time you read this newsletter, the southbound side of the Georgia Tech Parkway will have been closed for good. PATH crews officially closed the southbound side of the parkway around the 1st of September to make room for a spectacular trail and linear park from Northside Drive to North Avenue. Georgia Tech, PATH…

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IVAN ALLEN GATEWAY A GO!

  PATH has been working with a multitude of partners during the past two years to establish a viable trail connection between Centennial Olympic Park and the Westside. We are pleased to announce the PATH design team has initiated design of the Ivan Allen Jr. Gateway project that will make the desired connection and more.…

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CLAYTON’S FIRST PATH

It was November, 2014 when the PATH design and build team first visited with Clayton County officials to see if a partnership was in the cards. Last month, PATH crews finished constructing Clayton’s first three miles of trail in International Park and through the Lake Spivey neighborhood. The ‘Clayton Connects’ master plan proposes over 120…

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A CRAZY IDEA AND A KIDNEY STONE

I am very proud to announce the dedication of a buffered bikeway along John Portman Boulevard that completes the connection between the Atlanta Beltline and Centennial Olympic Park (COP). I’ve aged more than the sixteen years it has taken to get this done. In 2000 when we first introduced the crazy idea of converting travel…

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Stone Mountain Trail E. Trinity Place and E. Howard

Walking and Biking Near E. Trinity Place and E. Howard Avenue June 17, 2016 Crossing E. Trinity Place is temporarily restricted near E. Howard Avenue due to sidewalk improvements at the 245 E. Trinity Place “Arlo” construction site. As many of you know, access across E. Trinity Place from the PATH trail HAS been maintained…

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Advance to Boardwalk

Clair Muller was the Atlanta City Council representative, George Bush was President, and PATH was working long hours to finish the Silver Comet Trail when plans were completed for the trail along Northside Drive in Buckhead. After years of delays unrelated to the trail, the PATH project between Bitsy Grant Tennis Center and Peachtree Creek…

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More Spanish Moss Trail

There are now seven contiguous miles of the Spanish Moss trail in Beaufort, South Carolina open for business! In January, PATH crews completed a 1.6 mile segment between the freight depot at Depot Road and Broad River Road north of Smalls Parkway. This latest phase was funded by a Transportation Enhancement allocation from the South…

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SOUTH PEACHTREE CREEK TRAIL EXTENSION UNDERWAY

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…

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CHILLAXING

I recently read where Webster’s was adding a handful of new words to their 2016 dictionary to keep pace with the dialogue spoken in the world in which we live. Words like emoji , meme, photobomb, and twerk are ‘new’ words regularly used this year that didn’t exist a few years ago. Webster’s is obviously…

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MORE THAN JUST A TRAIL

PATH crews are making significant progress on segments of the PATH along Georgia 400 through Buckhead. After a rain-soaked winter, conditions along the corridor are finally conducive to retaining wall and drainage structure installation and the earth moving required to create a bed for the trail. An extraordinary partnership between Livable Buckhead, the Buckhead Community…

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