About 11 months since construction launched on the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail extension, the long-awaited civic amenity and alternate travel route is clearly coming down the home stretch.
Final plantings and crosswalks are going in. Bases are being readied for the intermittent light poles. Graffitists have already made their mark.
For this installment of Visual Journeys, we returned to the extension project for a tour as it readies to open in a few weeks this summer.
It won’t be a totally contiguous southeastern stretch—thanks to a small gap near the Edgewood Avenue bridge (to leave room for mixed-use construction projects)—but it’ll hopefully relieve crowding on the existing Eastside Trail while providing Atlantans new perspectives on the city.
Have a look: