Parks/Trails/Greenspaces PATH400 Award photo

Published on November 24th, 2015 |

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PATH400 keeps winning awards for design, innovation & new ideas

Heath & Lineback Engineers, Inc., of Marietta, took top honors as the Grand Award winner of the annual Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality (GPTQ) Preconstruction Design Awards or its work on the first phase of the PATH400 project in Buckhead.

PATH400 is a 5.2-mile walkable, bikeable greenway through the heart of Atlanta’s north side Buckhead community, connecting neighborhoods, office and retail locations.

Effective collaboration between Livable Buckhead, the PATH Foundation, the project designers and the construction team allowed for cost efficiencies and design innovations to be implemented throughout this first stage of the project.

ACEC Georgia and the Georgia Department of Transportation announced the winners during the 2015 Georgia Transportation Summit earlier in November. “I am especially proud of the GDOT team and their accomplishments in winning these awards,” said GDOT Commissioner Russell McMurry, who presented the awards.

The GPTQ Preconstruction Design Awards recognize engineering consultants and firms for exemplary work, innovation and ingenuity in transportation and infrastructure projects across the state of Georgia.

“These design awards include prime examples of how partnerships and teamwork – whether within GDOT or through collaborations with the business community, coalitions and local governments – contribute to successful transportation endeavors,” McMurry said.

PATH400 also was a finalist at the October presentation of Atlanta Magazine’s 2015 Groundbreaker Awards, which honor people and projects that make Atlanta a better place to live, emphasizing innovation and new ideas.

The theme for 2015 was “Building (and Rebuilding) a Better Place to Live.” Atlanta Magazine sought out smart work not only in development, but in preservation, parks, public art, and environmental stewardship. MARTA CEO Keith Parker was honored as the 2015 Groundbreaker of the Year.

Buckhead’s PATH400 is converting otherwise unused stretches of land into publicly accessible greenspace.

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