The multi-use path along Ga. 400 is planned to increase pedestrian and bicycle connectivity. (Renee Schiavone/Patch)
SANDY SPRINGS, GA — The City of Sandy Springs and City of Atlanta, through separate majority votes of each body, agreed to approve the execution of an Intergovernmental Agreement to design a multi-use path along Ga. 400. The path will extend from Loridans Drive within the City of Atlanta through the city limits of Sandy Springs to south of Johnson Ferry Road.
The City of Atlanta and their funding partners have been working to construct a multi-use path from Atlanta’s city limit with Sandy Springs near the Ga. 400 corridor, south to the Atlanta Beltline. The project provides a 1.8-mile section of multi-use trail and is part of a regional effort to extend the trail north through Sandy Springs into Roswell.
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is constructing a segment of connecting trail from the north terminus through the I-285 Interchange along Peachtree Dunwoody Road. Under the IGA, the Cities of Atlanta and Sandy Springs will provide 20 percent of local funding for the project, with an 80 percent federal match provided through GDOT. The Atlanta portion of local funding will be provided by Livable Buckhead and the PATH Foundation.
Approximately 2,750 linear feet of the project, or 22.2 percent, is located in Atlanta, and approximately 9,650 linear feet of the project, or 77.8 percent, is located within the city limits of Sandy Springs. The City of Atlanta will cover approximately 22 percent of the preliminary engineering services costs, with the City of Sandy Springs responsible for the remainder.
The multi-use path along Ga. 400 is planned to increase pedestrian and bicycle connectivity from the existing PATH 400 multi-use path to the I-285 / Ga. 400 Interchange Project.
For more information, visit www.sandyspringsga.gov, or call the Citizen Response Center at 770-730-5600.