Roswell backs trail along Ga. 400

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Roswell backs trail along Ga. 400

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Nick Huston, of Sandy Springs, jogs on the Phase 1 stretch of PATH400 along Ga. 400 in Buckhead. Roswell supports a trail in the Ga. 400 corridor extending south to a possible link-up with PATH400 in Sandy Springs. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

As the Georgia Department of Transportation begins design work on new Ga. 400 express lanes, the Roswell City Council has weighed in by passing a resolution of support for a trail for walkers and bicyclists parallel to the expressway.

Roswell is working with Sandy Springs to jointly submit packages of support to GDOT, according to a staff memo to the council.

The 8- to 10-foot-wide paved path would run alongside Ga. 400 and bridge the Chattahoochee River. It could connect Roswell with the PATH400 Greenway Trail building north from Atlanta to Sandy Springs, and the Big Creek Greenway to the Chattahoochee.

The Ga. 400 express lane project could add up to four new lanes to the corridor through Roswell over the next 5 to 10 years, staff said.

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