The Atlanta Beltline is going west.
City leaders are expected to break ground Wednesday on the Beltline’s Westside Trail, a $43 million project they believe will dramatically change the face of southwest Atlanta. Supporters say the expansion of the popular green space project — which aims to transform former railway corridors into a 22-mile loop of parks, trails and transit — represents one of the largest investments the area has seen since MARTA rail entered the neighborhood.
The planned three-mile corridor will stretch from Washington Park to Adair Park, the site of the groundbreaking, connecting 10 neighborhoods. The 14-foot wide trail is expected to be completed ahead of schedule, by late 2016.