Brookhaven Post-“Chamblee Provides Rail Trail Update”-7/13
July 13, 2016
The City of Chamblee has provided an update on the progress of the Rail Trail that has been closed due to recent construction. In late December, the Chamblee Rail Trail was temporarily closed for construction related to the Parkview on Peachtree project.
Connolly, the developer of this project, has had some unforeseen site and utility issues that have delayed the construction of the portion that affects the current Chamblee Rail Trail. The developer also plans to construct a decorative timber bridge over the Chamblee Rail Trail. The construction of this bridge will begin in July. Therefore, the trail will remain closed until August.
Chamblee says the Rail Trail is one of the City’s great public amenities and it is missed by their residents. “We are working with the developer to assure the residents that the trail will be opened as soon as possible and to assure the safety of pedestrians,” the City says.
The City says public safety is a top priority. Pedestrian fencing and signs indicating trail closure will remain in place for the duration of the trail relocation project. Once reopened later this summer, the new section of the trail will be safely available for pedestrians and cyclists.
“We fully expect to open the currently closed portion of the Chamblee Rail Trail later this summer, with plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful weather and scheduled festivals around Chamblee,” said Timothy “J.R.” Connolly II, CEO of Connolly, developers of Parkview on Peachtree.
For more information and updates on this project, contact Connolly at 770-277-8000 or visit parkviewonpeachtree.com.