A rendering of PATH400.

The first phase of PATH400, a 5.2 mile trail that will run parallel to GA 400 in Buckhead, is set to break ground Feb. 17, according to a report from Curbed Atlanta.  Officials are hoping the path will lend Buckhead the same sense of interconnectedness the Beltline’s Eastside Trail has provided neighborhoods east of downtown and Midtown.

Construction on the first leg is expected to take roughly nine months and will require lane closures — this summer, for the most part — on GA 400, Lenox Road, Old Ivy Road and Ivy Road, officials said. Each travel lane of Lenox Road will be reduced by about a foot, and the median will be narrowed as well.

Formerly known as the “Buckhead Trail” or “Georgia 400 Trail,” the 5.2-mile stretch will one day connect Loridans Drive to Morosgo Drive.