Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Beltline's Eastside Trail dedication scheduled for Oct. 15

Posted By on Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 12:04 PM

After more than a year of delays thanks largely to construction issues, Atlanta Beltline officials say they've nailed down a date to officially dedicate the 2.25-mile trail snaking between Piedmont Park and Inman Park. From the Beltline's blog:

The official dedication for the new trail will be held on Monday, October 15 at 10 a.m. It will also be featured as part of the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibit, which starts on the evening of September 8 with the Krewe of the Grateful Glutton’s Lantern Parade and ends on November 11. In addition, the trail will be part of the route for Atlanta Streets Alive on October 7.

During the month of September and beyond, crews will still be working on sections of the trail, including concrete, hand rails, retaining walls and slope containment. Art for the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibit will also be installed in September. Landscaping will get started in mid-fall with the planting of new trees; there will be volunteer opportunities to work with Trees Atlanta to plant these new trees, which will be part of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum. Landscaping will continue into the spring with the planting of native species of flora.

You might have noticed people riding bikes and jogging along the trail. But Beltline officials are reminding folks that the trail is still an active construction site and the trail is not yet finished:

There are still sections of concrete that need to be poured or fixed, and some intersection improvements (specifically 10th and Monroe and Lake and Irwin) are still works in progress. While construction is active, anyone who uses the trail does so at their own risk.

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