Froggie reports on his blog that
VDOT staff gave a project update on the Telegraph Rd interchange construction, and they hope to open the bike/ped path across the Beltway (connecting Huntington Ave to Eisenhower Ave) next week.
This is the last piece of the Wilson Bridge and the third bike crossing. The other two were the Wilson Bridge sidepath and the Route 1 sidepath between Washington Blvd and Belle Haven.
It's odd that Froggie should report this on his blog, because with recent news stories about the changes at Telegraph Road I went to the Wilson Bridge Project site to see when this would open and found nothing except information that the trail would open in spring/summer 2010 [sic]. No one is mentioning this at all. Even Froggie buried the lead in his post. Is this just not that big a deal to people.
Anyway, after it opens, maybe we'll do a field trip to check it out. And also the tunnel under the railroad tracks that will soon be replaced.
As part of the widening of the Telegraph Rd bridge over the Metrorail Blue Line and the CSX tracks, they are also building a bike/ped path on that bridge (connecting Pershing Dr to Duke St) that will replace the existing tunnel under the tracks, and hope to have that open by this fall.
I didn't even know there was a tunnel there.