A brand-new update from the Atlanta BeltLine confirms that construction on the Southside and Northeast Trails is pending thanks to a generous grant from The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).
The government office allocated $11 million in federal funding to Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) through its regional call for projects done by the Transportation Improvement Program.
The funding will support the construction on two of the BeltLine’s trails. The Southside Trail is expected to receive $6 million and Northeast Trail will receive $5 million.
“We appreciate the continued support for the Atlanta BeltLine from the Atlanta Regional Commission,” said Clyde Higgs, President and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine. Inc. “The completion of the Southside and Northeast Trails will exemplify true connectivity and provide more and better access to jobs, affordable housing, and transit options.”
This news comes just in time, following a fantastic year for the Atlanta BeltLine as it grasps closer to completion.
In the fall of 2022, the BeltLine opened up the Westside Trail on Marietta Boulevard, marking another important milestone for our looping trail of the city.
CEO of the BeltLine Clyde Higgs said during the opening, “With the support of valuable partnerships like the PATH Foundation, generous funders, and other community partners, we are bringing greater connectivity and mobility to the city.”
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