Jones Valley Trail Extension
The Jones Valley Trail Extension (JVTE) is the most highly anticipated segment of the Red Rock Trail System. Benefitting recreational users, commuters, and businesses situated along the proposed route, the construction of the JVTE is a transformational project that will connect downtown Birmingham to Avondale by late summer 2020. Spanning from 32nd Street South, near Marx Brothers and Sloss Furnaces, to Avondale’s 41st Street South, the JVTE will create a safe, flat, off-road one-mile trail extension for individuals and families traveling between east Birmingham and downtown.
Continental Gin Connector
The Continental Gin Connector will be the final eastern push of the Jones Valley Trail Corridor before branching off towards east Birmingham neighborhoods. The trail will connect the Jones Valley Trail Extension, ending at Avondale’s 41st Street South, to the historic Continental Gin Complex, now home to Ram Tool and Cahaba Brewing Company. Once complete, recreational users and commuters will be able to safely travel between Railroad Park and Continental Gin, a 2.75-mile continuous off-road trail linking some of Birmingham’s most popular destinations, including Rotary Trail, Pepper Place, Sloss Furnaces, Avondale, and Continental Gin.
Ultimately, the development of the Continental Gin Connector will establish a critical tie-in for planned, large-scale projects aimed at creating safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists between downtown Birmingham and Woodlawn, Crestwood, and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve.