The city of Marietta is now in the home stretch of building a walking and biking trail that connects Kennesaw Mountain to the Chattahoochee River.
The Mountain-to-River Trail project has seen a number of starts and stops in the last few decades.
City engineer Charlie Lanz said finishing the trail will be just one milestone for the city in its efforts to make the area more pedestrian-friendly.
"We're constantly getting requests for more sidewalks,” Lanz said. “People want to be able to walk from their neighborhood to downtown Marietta and that's always a big priority access to provide pedestrian access throughout the city."
Once the city completes the 2.4 mile section, the 13.5 mile trail will almost be complete. It can be accessed at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
Cobb County will be responsible for the last 3,000 feet. The entire trail is expected to be completed by early 2017.