Atlanta tagging $3 million in TSPLOST revenue for greenway

The city of Atlanta is earmarking $3 million in TSPLOST revenue this year to build the first part of the Proctor Creek Greenway.

A bicycle and pedestrian trail covering seven miles, the Proctor Creek Greenway will result in 50 acres of linear park and 400 acres of greenspace on Atlanta’s Westside and connectivity to the Bankhead MARTA Station and the BeltLine Westside Trail, city officials said. It will stretch from Maddox Park on the westside to the Chattahoochee River.

The city officials said the PATH Foundation is slated to complete the master plan for the trail in April. The first segment of the trail, which will run from Bankhead MARTA Station to the West Highlands Trail, is scheduled to be completed in the next year.

Mayor Kasim Reed will also fast track the city’s $300,000 annual funding pledge to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers environmental feasibility study of the Proctor Creek Watershed to make sure the study is done in a timely manner, according to the announcement.

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