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Construction begins on Atlanta’s Proctor Creek Greenway

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Connecting more than 400 acres of greenspace, the new trail will stretch from the Beltline to the Chattahoochee River

A rendering of a wooden and concrete bridge over the river.
A proposed pedestrian bridge over the Chattahoochee River, connecting the Proctor Creek Greenway to the Silver Comet Trail.

After years of planning, city leaders celebrated the launch of construction last week on the Proctor Creek Greenway on the western side of Atlanta.

The multi-purpose trail will string together more than 400 acres of greenspace, spanning from Maddox Park along the Beltline Westside Trail all the way to the Chattahoochee River.

The first phase of the project will include more than two miles of trails, connecting Bankead MARTA Station to the existing River Park Trail, passing through the planned Westside Quarry Park.

The City indicates that funding for the $4-million project will come from a combination of funds from TSPLOST, the Mayor’s Office of Resilience, the Department of Watershed Management, the PATH Foundation, and the Beltline.

Ultimately, plans call for work on the entire trail to be completed in six segments, according to a master plan finished in April.

A map of the proposed trail.
KAIZEN Proctor Creek Greenway
A proposed retaining structure to allow the trail to pass under the MARTA bridge.
The trail as it passes James Jackson Parkway.
A proposed pedestrian bridge from Bankhead MARTA station, crossing Proctor Creek.
A proposed trail spur connecting to the Bankhead MARTA station.
A proposed extension of North Avenue.
An aerial view of the trail connection at Maddox Park.