Supporters of Mountain Way Common plan to gather today, Earth Day, for a ceremonial groundbreaking for work on the new Buckhead park beneath the Ga. 400 overpass at Mountain Way.

Volunteers have spent hundreds of hours cleaning the area for the park and raising money for it, said Gordon Certain, president of the North Buckhead Civic Association. Now workers will construct a pedestrian bridge over Little Nancy Creek and boardwalks connecting the bridge, Certain said in an email.

“The bridge will transform the park, making it easy to cross Little Nancy Creek and allowing park visitors to get a unique view the creek,” he said in an email to members of the association.

Construction of the bridge is scheduled to be completed in July.

The groundbreaking ceremony begins at noon today, April 22. Because of recent rains and muddy ground in the park, the ceremony will be held near the park’s dirt road near the intersection of North Ivy Road and Mountain Drive, the email says.

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