Published on October 17th, 2015 |1
Perimeter 1-mile connection to PATH400 trail work to start in 2016
The PATH400 addition will connect Johnson Ferry Road to Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, with side paths to the west and north sides of the interchange, and is one of only a handful of trails nationwide to be built through a major interstate interchange, the Perimeter business group said.
The PATH Foundation and city of Sandy Springs are each pledging $1 million to construct the trail segment.
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has agreed to the PATH 400 trail extension north from Buckhead to the Perimeter Center and is making planning and engineering provisions for trail construction, but cannot use gasoline excise tax revenues for trail construction.
However, Livable Buckhead Inc. still will have to commit to extending PATH400 from its present northern terminus around Mountain Way Common park to connect to the planned one-mile Perimeter extension segment at Johnson Ferry and Peachtree-Dunwoody roads.
The Perimeter Community Improvement Districts are additionally planning a cycle track along Peachtree-Dunwoody, connecting Johnson Ferry and Hammond Drive.
The city of Sandy Springs, PATH and the PCIDs will be developing additional side trails connecting Perimeter Mall, the adjacent State Farm campus and other major employers like Cox Enterprises to the new PATH trails.
Eventually all of these new trails will also connect to the Atlanta Beltline via a PATH400 extension south out from the Lindbergh MARTA station, which has been part of the original PATH400 plan being executed by Livable Buckhead Inc. and its partners.