The Stone Mountain PATH Trail is one of the most heavily traveled routes on the PATH system of trails. The PATH Foundation, in conjunction with DeKalb County and the City of Clarkston is constructing a PATH extension along the CSX right-of-way along Church Street which will connect the current PATH on the East side of the City of Clarkston to the current PATH on the West side of I-285. This portion of the project will be completed by June, 2018.
The PATH trail will be diverted from the CSX right-of-way along Church Street at Northern Avenue, ultimately connecting to and continuing down Rowland Street. In order to complete the connection from Church Street to Rowland Street, the City acquired a parcel which previously contained a used car lot. This vacant lot will become a pocket park and trail head for the PATH trail extension. Estimated project completion date is February, 2019.
The high volume of bicyclists and pedestrians on Rowland Street (where PATH route exists) conflicts with vehicular travel and creates unsafe conditions. In order to alleviate this potential hazard, the City will convert the intersection of North Indian Creek and Rowland Street into a “right-in/right-out” only configuration. Pedestrian safety islands will be installed and Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacons (RRFB’s) will be installed to aid in the safe crossing of bicyclists and pedestrians. The intersection improvements should be completed by February, 2019.