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PATH400 Trail construction to start Feb. 17
by Staff Reports
January 31, 2014 01:53 PM | 2057 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The logo for the PATH400 trail was unveiled Friday.
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The logo for the PATH400 trail was unveiled Friday.
Three years after the PATH400 Trail’s concept was first proposed, construction on a 5.2-mile, multi-use trail running parallel to Ga. 400 in Buckhead is set to begin, Livable Buckhead, the nonprofit helping raise money to fund the project, announced Friday in an emailed newsletter. Work on the first phase starts Feb. 17.

“The fact that we are beginning construction only three years after this idea was initially proposed is a testament to the hard work of all our partners and to the collective desire to make PATH400 a reality,” said Livable Buckhead Executive Director Denise Starling. “There have been hundreds of people from all sectors – state and city government, neighborhood associations, local businesses, and nonprofit organizations — who have provided input on PATH400 and helped move it from concept to implementation. Sometimes having that much involvement can slow a project, but in this case it has been energizing.”

The first phase of PATH400 is a half-mile stretch running from Lenox Road at Tower Place to Old Ivy Road. Construction is expected to take about nine months, wrapping up before Buckhead’s annual holiday traffic increase. Portions of the work will require lane closures at times on 400 and Lenox, Old Ivy and Ivy roads. However, the majority of these lane closures are expected to take place during the summer months to minimize the impact on traffic flow in the area.

One major component of this phase is to make room for the trail to run along the north side of Lenox Road. To do that, each travel lane will be reduced by about a foot, and the median will be narrowed as well. Another key objective is to create a safe pedestrian connection where the trail crosses into Tower Place. The Tower Place intersection will be reconfigured to make it more pedestrian friendly, most noticeably by adding a crosswalk on its eastern side.


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