At the last BAC meeting, DDOT stated that they would break ground on the next section of the Met Branch Trail in June. That's the Brookland to Fort Totten section and it will be finished by this time next year.
In addition, construction of NoMa Green Park - which will replace the Z-curve at R Street with a straighter trail (which will require temporary trail re-routing during construction) and replacement of all overhead lights between Florida Ave and Franklin St, is expected to begin this summer.
Furthermore, they anticipate awarding a contract to build design the section north of Fort Totten - a section that will go all the way to the Maryland boundary, by the end of the summer.
But that's not all!
Widening and resurfacing of the Rock Creek Park Trail between P Street and Tilden, including construction of a new segment along Piney Branch and a new bridge south of the Zoo tunnel, is going out to bid soon, with construction expected to begin in Fall 2018. Detour information can be found here.
DDOT is also finalizing the design of the bike trails around the new Frederick Douglass Bridge and expects to start designing the improvement of the existing Suitland Parkway trail in Fall 2018.