Community members and members of the local, state and national government participate in a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the Peachtree Creek Greenway in Brookhaven on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)
Photo: Alyssa Pointer
Photo: Alyssa Pointer

DeKalb News: Peachtree Creek Greenway groundbreaking in Brookhaven

The first leg of the Peachtree Creek Greenway is now under construction in Brookhaven.

Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony marks the start of the first mile-long leg of a linear park that will eventually stretch for almost 3 miles in south Brookhaven. Local officials and community leaders were in attendance, including members of the Brookhaven City Council, Mayor John Ernst, County Commissioner Jeff Rader and Congresswoman Lucy McBath.

“This is an important day not just for District 4, but for Brookhaven as a whole,” Councilman Joe Gebbia, whose district will include the greenway, said in a news release. “The Peachtree Creek Greenway will not only be a signature destination for Brookhaven, but also a catalyst for connectivity in the area.”

There are plans for the Peachtree Creek Greenway to extend east toward Interstate 285 and also connect to other trails toward the west, including Atlanta’s Beltline.

Marietta-based Lewallen Construction Co. was awarded an $8 million contract to build the first 1.27 miles of the greenway between North Druid Hills Road and Briarwood Road. The PATH Foundation is overseeing the project.

The Brookhaven portion of the Peachtree Creek Greenway will be 2.9 miles in length and will provide residents with access to bicycle and pedestrian trails. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)
Photo: Alyssa Pointer

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