This isn't really news anymore, but I don't think I've mentioned it. Last December, VDOT wrapped up work on the trail portion of the Washington Boulevard Bridge rehabilitation over Route 27 by the Pentagon. It replaced a narrow sidewalk with a wider path.
The path is now 14 feet wide on the bridge and replaces a narrow concrete sidewalk that pedestrians and cyclists used to use. It is 10 feet wide on the approaches to the bridge.
I haven't been by since construction wrapped, but here's what it looked like during construction.
And then at the end of December there's an image at ARlNow.
Further down, at Columbia Pike, the trail was widened and improved as well.
Still seems to be no sign their going to fix this remnant driveway that was supposed to have been removed years ago, but never was.
One more update - work on Phase II of the Washington Boulevard Trail, (the section near Penrose, not the above trail next to the Pentagon) began in January and should wrap up this winter). As of 5 weeks ago:
Excavation is currently underway along the west side shoulder of Washington Boulevard to permit installation of storm drainage, retaining walls and the trail pavement. A temporary shift of the Washington Boulevard southbound lanes is taking place to provide additional work space along the shoulder.
Phase 2 of the Washington Boulevard Trail project will construct a 10’ wide, paved bicycle and pedestrian trail along the west side of Washington Boulevard (VA Route 27). The new trail section will link with the Phase 1 trail section, which was built between Arlington Boulevard and Walter Reed Drive. The trail will primarily be located within the highway right-of-way but will also pass through the property of the U.S. Navy Supply Facility and Arlington County’s Towers Park. Access to the public streets will be provided at Walter Reed Drive, 6th Street, 9th Street and South Rolfe Street.