Part of the Beltline’s awaited Eastside trail extension to soon open


Part of the Beltline’s awaited Eastside trail extension to soon open

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Runners, walkers and bikers stop and watch skyline on the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail in 2014. 

The Atlanta Beltline will mark a completed phase of the Eastside trail’s southern extension on Friday. 

The addition stretches for one mile — hence the ceremony’s name, “Marking A Mile” — running  from Irwin Street near Krog Street Market south to Kirkwood Avenue. The segment includes “sensor lights and seven cameras integrated into the Atlanta Police Department’s Video Integration System,” according to a news release.

Mayor Kasim Reed dedicated the Eastside trail, a 2¼-mile concrete ribbon south from Piedmont Park to just north of DeKalb Avenue, five years ago this month. 

Funding for the southern extension of the Eastside Trail comes from the BeltLine Tax Allocation District, Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, The Kendeda Fund and Waterfall Foundation, the statement said. 

The ceremony will take place Friday at 10 a.m. on the trail just north of Kirkwood Avenue in Reynoldstown.

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