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Ga. 400 Trail On Track To Break Ground Next Year

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By month's end, officials expect plans to be finished for the first phase of the Ga. 400 Trail, a cousin to the Beltline that will wend through Buckhead. The initial phase will extend from Lenox Road to Old Ivy Road; following completion of plans for that stretch, a final field review will be ready to commence, Denise Starling, Livable Buckhead's executive director, told the Northside Neighbor. The trail represents a significant greenery boost; it's officially the largest expansion of green space under way in any U.S. city, when combined with the Beltline, leaders have said. While the two projects are unaffiliated, the Buckhead Trail would start near Lindbergh at the Beltline's Peachtree Creek spur. Eventually.

Starling said construction on the first phase should begin in January or February next year. Livable Buckhead estimates the five-mile trail's full build could take up to five years. The wait should be worth it. Renderings show skaters, walkers and bikers frolicking in areas currently occupied by overgrown grass and support columns for MARTA tracks. The trail heads through Buckhead — roughly parallel to Ga. Highway 400 — until it reaches a northern terminus just south of the highway's toll plaza.

· Buckhead CID discusses area transportation, construction [Northside Neighbor]
·Further Ga. 400 Trail coverage [Curbed Atlanta]