Despite an exceptionally wet spring, the Atlanta Beltline’s longest contiguous stretch is almost fully paved, and officials are anticipating its public debut in a couple of months.
Beltline officials led a recent tour of the three-mile Westside Trail, allowing for a glimpse at construction progress. The 14-foot-wide ribbon of concrete—linking Adair Park to Lena Avenue at Washington Park, with 14 different access points—has come a long way since March.
Along with sleek lighting and innumerable new plantings, it has a handy center line, designating left and right-hand lanes.
Beltline spokeswoman Jenny Odom said a late-summer opening for this Beltline stretch is still realistic and that officials are now “aiming for September” to cut the ribbon for public use.
Until then, Odom stressed, the Westside Trail is an active construction site and should not be trespassed upon.
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