For those wondering about the progress of Phase II of PATH400, a presentation by Liveable Buckhead has cleared up a few things. BuckheadView reports that while work on the path paralleling Ga. Highway 400 had stalled due to some technical difficulties, a redesign has been completed and construction should soon begin again. The second phase will bring the trail from its current end at Old Ivy Road northward to Wieuca Road by 2016. But that's hardly the biggest news to come out of the meeting.
In addition to work restarting on the trail segment, construction will soon begin on a bridge linking Mountain Way Common to the trail running above. Officials believe Phase III near Lindbergh Center should commence by the end of the year as well, with a short segment of Phase IV to be added at the northern spur of the Beltline.
In the long run, plans call for the trail to stretch into Sandy Springs — the city has pledged $1 million to help — and pass through the future interchange at Ga. Highway 400 and Interstate 285. While details aren't quite hashed out yet, the odds are looking better and better for a comprehensive trail network connecting this large swath of the metro area.
· LBI board hears of progress on PATH400 pieces, connection plans [BuckheadView]
· Exploration of PATH400 Reveals Nice Scenery, but Few Patrons [Curbed Atlanta]