Construction on the next phase of the South River Trail is expected to begin next fall and will add to the trail beyond the initial phase that was completed in 2008.
Andrew Hammer, projects manager with the Rockdale County Department of General Services and Engineering, said during an update to the Rockdale Board of Commissioners that construction is expected to begin in September on the next phase of the trail.
The latest section of the proposed 13-mile trail will run about 2.5 miles from Daniels Bridge Road, through the DeCastro family property donated to the county, and into the South Rockdale Community Park on Fairview Road.
The trail now ends at Alexander Lake on Flat Bridge Road, near the old Southerness Golf Course (pictured above). This portion of the trail was completed in 2008. The trail extends into DeKalb County to the Arabia Mountain Nature Center and the Mall at Stonecrest.
Eventually, the path will run along the river to connect the Arabia Mountain Nature Center with the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. The path itself will be a 12-foot-wide concrete trail for use by walkers and bicyclists.
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