The groundbreaking ceremony for the MBT Brookland to Fort Totten Metro Station will be this coming Saturday July 28 from 10 to 11 am at 1st Pl and Gallatin St NE. This is adjacent to the trail extension of Gallatin St to the Fort Totten Metro station.
May 29, 1998 Groundbreaking:
From the 1998 Washington Post article:
An eight-year effort to create a 7.7-mile bike path linking Union Station with Silver Spring moves forward today with a scheduled groundbreaking for the first stretch.
The 0.7-mile section, bordering Catholic University in the Brookland section of Northeast Washington, is slated to be completed this summer. Congress has earmarked $8.5 million for land acquisition and construction for the remainder of the trail.
Also, a two-block section of the trail in Montgomery County - known as Phase I - was completed sometime this year, or so I noticed when I rode by in early June. That section is a sidewalk/path section on Fenton from New York Avenue to King and then west along King to the deadend.
Fenton with a widened path, new green buffer, street trees and improved lighting.