In the News

PATH PARKWAY UNDERWAY

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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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SOUTH PEACHTREE CREEK TRAIL TO BE EXTENDED

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The PATH trail that meanders through Medlock Park, following South Peachtree Creek to the Mason Mill Tennis Center will soon double in length.  A much-anticipated extension from the Mason Mill Tennis Center to North Druid Hills Road at Spring Creek Road is under construction. (A on map) This extension traverses the thick woodland area east…

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WESTSIDE BELTLINE PROGRESSING

  Construction continues on the Westside Atlanta BeltLine Trail between Alene and Lena Streets in southwest Atlanta. Most bridge abutments and retaining walls are in and backfilled. Most of the clearing and grading of the corridor is done. Installation of the duct bank and infrastructure for transit will be completed this fall. Actual trail construction…

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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

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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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Advance to Boardwalk

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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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