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Fantastic! Any idea when we will have a sense of the expected timeline?

The last I heard was that work would begin late this year.

http://www.thewashcycle.com/2011/11/anacostia-river-trails-slowly-making-progress.html

To those with better knowledge of the project than me - is there a conceptual alignment for a connection up the west side of the river through the golf course and the Arboretum? Or is that just too difficult?

The map on the official project website shows a bridge over the river from Kenilworth Gardens to the Arboretum, then along the edge between the Arbo and golf course to Maryland Ave.

The new bridge is what makes this useful for transportation from Bladensburg to downtown. Otherwise it is a pleasant ride but circuitous compared with Bladensburg Road to West Virginia.

Dave, no westside route. Arboretum says they're a research facility and can't support it, and NPS says the land it owns along the river is too sensitive for a trail.

The Bridge across the Anacostia appears to be part of a later phase of the project, but I'm not 100% sure of that.

Jim, I'm going to try to use this trail to bike to Bladensburg. While it is a longer distance, it may be faster due to no TCDs (which I do often obey), hills or traffic. If it's only a little bit more time, it might be worth it for the pleasantness you describe. Let's not discount that from a transportation use.

This trail connection will be fantastic for my commute! (I think.) Great news.

I couldn't tell from the brief TIGER grant announcement -- will that $10 million be devoted to the winding segment between Benning Rd. and the existing Bladensburg path that follows around the old horse racing track (#9 on the map you posted last Nov), or the route that hugs the eastern shore of the Anacostia (#8 on that map, with or without the river crossing and the inland trail along the Arboretum)? The latter seems more direct for transportation, and probably more expensive to build in a way that protects sensitive areas -- though $10 million is a lot!

Either way, fantastic news for the whole region.

I think it is #9.

I am curious about the implications of this grant, with regard to budgeting, DC had previously announced that they planned to start construction on this segment in the fall. How were they planning to fund the project if they did not get the grant? Does the grant funding mean they can move more quickly into funding other segments?

I WANT TO KNOW WHY THE DOT IS USING MONEY TO BUILD FRIGGIN TRAILS. FIX THE DAMN POT HOLES IN OUR DECREPID ROADS, YOU DOLTS!!!

Mike, unfortunately what they really need to fix potholes are capital letters. And someone keeps using them before the DOT can get to them.

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