Lighting and video cameras were installed on part of the Eastside Trail in 2017. (Photo by Collin Kelley)

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. has announced plans to begin construction later this month on lighting along the 2-mile stretch of the Eastside Trail between Monroe Drive and Irwin Street / Lake Avenue. The project is expected to take six months to complete. Upgraded security cameras will be installed at the same time, according to the announcement.
The lights and security cameras will be installed on the west side of the trail by electrical consultant Brooks-Berry-Haynie (BBH). Trail users can expect crews to occupy portions of the trail surface in addition to the shoulder as they work their way down the corridor. Work will take place on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., dependent upon weather. Weekend work will only take place if necessary.
Caution signs will be posted on the trails to alert users if a work zone is ahead. BeltLine officials asked users to exercise care and extend courtesy to workers and fellow trail users when passing the work zone.
The lighting and cameras will be the same design and standard as those currently in place on the Westside Trail and southern mile of the Eastside Trail.
Funding for this section of Eastside Trail lighting is provided through the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), TSPLOST funds, and private contributions to the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s Light the Line Campaign.
Community members are invited to attend a Northeast and Southeast Study Group public meeting on Oct. 24  at 6:30 p.m. at Trees Atlanta headquarters, 225 Chester Ave., to discuss Eastside Trail lighting along with interim improvements to Bill Kennedy Way and construction on the Northeast Trail.