Parks/Trails/Greenspaces The entry point on Lenox Road to the currently completed north section of PATH400.

Published on February 2nd, 2016 |

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2 south PATH400 sections finished; Old Ivy Way north part underway

The extensive amount of rain during the closing three months of 2015 has pushed back construction schedules on the north end of PATH400 by a month or so, but two phases of the greenway on the southern end were finished in the Lindbergh area of Buclkhead.

One of the completed small sections of the trail in South Buckhead's Lindbergh area.

One of the completed small sections of the trail in South Buckhead’s Lindbergh area.

Despite Mother Nature, construction crews put the finishing touches on the portion on Garson Drive between Piedmont Road and Adina, as well as the Morosgo Way portion.

The Morsogo Way phase was completed in partnership with Greystar, which embraced PATH400 by incorporating the greenway into its Elan Lindbergh Apartments project.

On the north end of PATH400, work on the Old Ivy to Wieuca section is also well underway now that the rain has eased off just a bit, according to a report in Livable Buckhead’s recent newsletter.

With the initial grading nearing completion and retaining walls going in, it is really taking shape, LBI’s Executive Director Denise Starling reported. “We are also starting work on the crossing of Old Ivy Road.”

T-shirt available for $25 donation to help complete PATH400.

T-shirt available for $25 donation to help complete PATH400.

Starling explained. “This crossing happens on the west side of the GA400 bridge on Old Ivy and connects the first and second parts of PATH400. We will be installing new pavement markings, rumble strips, rapid flash beacon signs and other strategies designed to help get drivers’ attention to enhance the safety of the crossing.”

Grading and retention wall work taking place on the section north of Old Ivy Way.

Grading and retention wall work taking place on the section north of Old Ivy Way.

With all that progress, LBI might rest a little on its laurels, but there is still about $9 million to be raised in order to complete the 5.6 miles of the trail from, north to south Buckhead.

“So, have a very important ASK and CHALLENGE,” Starling pointed out. “Thanks to the Loudermilk Family Foundation, every dollar donated for PATH400, up to $250,000, will be matched with another dollar” which means more construction in 2015, she said.

LBI needs the community to make this happen. “Your support brings down those dollars and sends a huge message to the business community and grant makers,” Starling added.

Everyone who donates $25 or more will receive a PATH400 t-shirt. Go here to donate online. When donating online, include the t-shirt size (S – XXL), in the Special Instructions section on PayPal and LBI will have it in the mail in a couple of days.

To stay informed of the PATH400 progress, click here and register to receive the updates.

 

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