No final plans for DeKalb Avenue crossing as community discussion continues

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 29, 2016
The latest plans for the Beltline trail to cross DeKalb Avenue include a tunnel that would accommodate both a trail and transit route. Image courtesy of Atlanta, BeltLine, Inc.

The latest plans for the Beltline trail to cross DeKalb Avenue include a tunnel that would accommodate both a trail and transit route. Image courtesy of Atlanta, BeltLine, Inc.

The conversation about how the Beltline trail should be built to cross DeKalb Avenue continues. Atlanta BeltLine Inc. staff has discussed plans with community members in two different meetings.

ABI has held citywide conversations recently talk about the streetcar program, but also included information about the DeKalb Avenue crossing. The crossing presents a challenge with the complicated intersections of DeKalb Avenue, the freight rail line, above-ground MARTA tracks and Hulsey Yard creating what has become a roadblock of sorts to the project.

The most recent iteration keeps the trail and transit together in a tunnel that could pass under DeKalb Avenue. The tunnel – including walls – would need to be about 50 feet wide.

To read the full story on Atlanta Loop, click here.

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Dan Whisenhunt is editor and publisher of Decaturish.com. https://www.linkedin.com/in/danwhisenhunt

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