Sandy Springs applies for grant to complete Path400 trail extension project

Sandy Springs will apply for grant funding to extend the Path400 corridor 1.8 miles north from Loridans Drive to Johnson Ferry Road. (Courtesy Path400)

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Sandy Springs will apply for grant funding to extend the Path400 corridor 1.8 miles north from Loridans Drive to Johnson Ferry Road. (Courtesy Path400)

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The Sandy Springs City Council recently agreed to apply to the Atlanta Regional Commission for the 2021 Transportation Improvement Program Solicitation for a Path400 Trail Extension Infrastructure Program Grant.

Sandy Springs has been coordinating with the Atlanta Regional Commission, GDOT, City of Atlanta and Livable Buckhead to design and construct a 2.3-mile multi-use trail alongside Ga. 400. The current project will extend the corridor 1.8 miles north from Loridans Drive to Johnson Ferry Road in Sandy Springs, where it will tie into the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange improvement project.

This regional trail will contribute to opening the entire north metro area’s access to the Path400 multi-use greenway system and the Atlanta Beltline. The PATH400 network is a high regional priority to provide alternative transportation in the Ga. 400 corridor.

For the city to be eligible for federal funding, it must provide a 20% match. The city estimates the local amount required to match federal funding of $9,125,096 is $2,281,274, for a total of $11,406,370. The local match will be funded by the 2021 TSPLOST.