Sandy Springs sets open house on Path 400 trail extension

Sandy Springs has scheduled a public information open house for November for the proposed Path 400 Multiuse Trail Extension, a vehicle-free way for walkers and bicyclists to get from the Perimeter area to Buckhead.

The open house is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Sandy Springs City Hall, 1 Galambos Way. Its purpose "is to provide the public with an opportunity to view the trail plan, ask questions, and comment on the project," according to a city announcement.

The trail is to be extended about 2.3 miles from Loridans Drive in Atlanta to the I-285/Ga. 400 interchange in Sandy Springs, primarily within the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Ga. 400 right-of-way. The Sandy Springs portion has an estimated cost of $5.5 million.

Last month, the Sandy Springs City Council approved spending $1 million to have engineering consultant Heath & Lineback Inc. complete preliminary plans and other documents and prepare final construction plans. It is included in the TSPLOST approved by voters in November, 2016.