DDOT has completed the 90% design for the Oxon Run Trail. I've seen the 65% design (from which the images below come), which does not create a lot of sexy images, but does show a much better trail.
The trail is frequently realigned for more direct paths with smoother, more maneuverable turns with better sight lines. For example, in the image below, you can see the old path marked with hashmarks and the new path that will replace it. The new path connects more directly with 1st Street on the west and allows cyclists to follow the stream as opposed to being forced up on to the sidewalk.
Abrupt right angles are replaced with curved connections, wide intersections or triangle-shaped intersections.
There's more trail, on both sides of the stream which will increase its utility; and there are more connections to roads like Chesapeake Avenue and Atlantic Street, which should better integrate the trail into the community.In the below image you can see the current path and the new path with a better line.
Or in this one, there is a whole new connection to Mississippi at 6th Street SE.
Along Valley Avenue, at 9th Street DPR will expand the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center with at least 20 new courts.
DDOT hopes to set aside funding for construction this year and start construction next year.