The Arlington County Board approved the major design elements of a VDOT project that will redesign and rebuild the Boundary Channel Drive Intersection. This project will provide a new connection to the Mount Vernon Trail from National Landing and Long Bridge Park.
Boundary Channel Drive will be reduced from four lanes to two, and two crossroad ramps along the drive will be converted to roundabouts. VDOT will build an 8-foot-wide sidewalk on the south side of the drive and a 12-foot shared-use path along its north side. A trail will connect to the Mount Vernon Trail and to a new loop trail around the Arlington County Aquatics and Fitness Center to the Long Bridge Park esplanade.
VDOT is managing the project through a design/build contract with design already underway. Work is expected to begin this year.
Want to make the Mount Vernon Trail better? Sign up for one of our volunteer events at https://mountvernontrail.org/events or donate to keep us supplied with tools and materials at https://www.gofundme.com/f/a-crash-free-trollheim