A rendering of the Northeast Corridor Trail as it passes under I-85.

Marietta-based Heath & Lineback Engineers has been selected by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) to provide design and engineering services for the Northeast Corridor Trail.

The Northeast Corridor Trail, which runs between Monroe Drive and Lindbergh MARTA Station, will connect PATH400, North Fork Peachtree Creek (via the Cheshire Farm Trail), and South Fork Peachtree Creek.

ABI is collaborating on the project with Invest Atlanta, the City of Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration. For design of the new trail, Heath & Lineback is partnering with Perez Planning + Design, LLC; Site Solutions, LLC; and a diverse team of consulting firms providing design support services.

“The Northeast Trail has the potential to be the first section of the Atlanta BeltLine to cross active railroad tracks and I-85, and we are thrilled to have been chosen by ABI to design and engineer this project,” said Patrick Peters, Heath & Lineback’s Project Manager for the new trail. “This trail will advance the vision of walking or biking from Memorial Drive, through Piedmont Park, and all the way to the Armour-Ottley district, PATH400, and MARTA’s Lindbergh station in Buckhead. And, just like the existing sections of the BeltLine, the trail will provide economic opportunities and greater connectivity.”

Design is expected to begin this summer and take approximately 30 months. Future public meetings will be scheduled to receive feedback on the design.

Funds from Transportation Improvement (TIP) allocations administered through the Atlanta Regional Commission are providing $4 million for design.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.