Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens joins other officials to break ground on the final major segment of PATH400

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, Denise Starling, and others break ground on the latest section of PATH400, November 2022. Photo by Rob Knight

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens joined Atlanta City Council Representatives Howard Shook and Mary Norwood, along with other officials on November 11, 2022 to officially break ground on the last major piece of the PATH400 Greenway. This northernmost section will continue the existing PATH from Wieuca Road to Loridans Drive, and connects PATH400 to Mountain Way Common. 

Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead, has been the lead on the PATH400 project from its inception, and she is excited to get this last piece underway. “We are thrilled to kick off construction on the last major section of PATH400 as it was originally envisioned in Buckhead,” she said on Thursday. “This section connects directly to Mountain Way Common, a park that neighbors have worked for years to develop. Creating pedestrian and bike-friendly connections between parks in Buckhead was one of the central purposes for building PATH400, and we’re excited to deliver on that promise with this new segment.” 

The new project is expected to take 2 years to complete, at a cost of $12.8 million. The Wieuca-Loridans segment is funded through federal and local government funds, including approximately $8.8 million from transportation improvement project funds administered by the Atlanta Regional Commission and $3.8 million from the City of Atlanta’s TSPLOST funds with additional funding for design contributed by the Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID).

Mayor Dickens spoke about the importance of green spaces in the community, as well as the economic benefits. “PATH400–a $12.8 million investment made possible by TSPLOST and Federal funding—is part of a growing trail network that can eventually serve as a valuable economic development tool for our city and the region,” said Mayor Dickens. “Trails like PATH400 help make Atlanta a healthier city, providing accessible and equitable opportunities for exercise and recreation.”

Be sure to check out our preview of the new PATH400 section form our tour with Denise Starling last year.

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