Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) has published an Invitation to Bid seeking a firm to construct Westside Trail — Segment 4, ABI recently announced in a press release. This section will run 1.3 miles in length between Washington Park and the southern terminus of Westside Trail — Segment 3 north of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway. Construction will start in early 2023 and is expected to take up to 30 months, according to the release.
“The Atlanta BeltLine continues to expand and serve residents in all quadrants of the City,” Clyde Higgs, President and CEO of ABI, said in the release. “With a more-connected network and programming between housing, jobs, small businesses, and recreation opportunities, we are fulfilling a long-time vision and promise for westside communities.”
When this final section of the Westside Trail is complete, Atlantans will be able to walk, run, or roll 6.5 miles from Pittsburgh Yards, by Murphy Crossing, through the West End and historic southwest Atlanta neighborhoods, to Washington Park and up to Huff Road.
Construction of Westside Trail — Segment 4 includes the design of a 14-foot-wide concrete multi-use path with three-foot soft shoulders on each side, landscaping, fiber duct bank, retaining walls, vertical connections to adjoining streets, stainless steel handrails/guardrails, storm drainage and management (with a focus on green infrastructure), environmental remediation, lighting, and security cameras.
“ABI recognizes the importance of supplier diversity and seeks to hire diverse firms and suppliers to help build out the BeltLine with the goal of strengthening the economic development and viability for Minority Business Enterprises and Women Business Enterprises,” according to the release. “ABI views equity as a business imperative that starts within the organization and transcends to the full range of our external work and partnerships.”
To view this solicitation, interested parties can register on ABI’s procurement management website. Once registered, the invitation can be found here: Invitation to Bid, Westside Trail – Segment 4 Construction. Bids are due November 14, 2022.