Work Starting on New Trail Connection at Boundary Channel Drive

The Virginia Department of Transportation held a groundbreaking for construction work on the Boundary Channel Drive Interchange Improvements project on September 28th, 2022. The project will deliver safety and mobility improvements for people walking, biking and driving, along with expanded access to recreational activities.

Representatives from Arlington County, VDOT and the Pentagon breaking ground for the project.

When complete, the project will:

  • Reallocate underutilized roadway space on Boundary Channel Drive to expand sidewalks and add a multi-use trail
  • Convert ramp terminals along Boundary Channel Drive into roundabouts
  • Add a multi-use trail connection to an existing terminus of the Mount Vernon Trail along the Pentagon Lagoon Yacht Basin, on National Park Service Property. This will add a new trail connection between Crystal City-Pentagon City and the regional trail network
  • Implement operational and safety improvements for people driving on I-395, Boundary Channel Drive and Long Bridge Drive.

Construction is anticipated to last approximately 15 months, and will conclude in late 2023. Access to the Long Bridge Aquatic Center will be maintained at all times.

Information on the construction process and phasing for the project can be found on VDOT’s pre-construction update.

2 thoughts on “Work Starting on New Trail Connection at Boundary Channel Drive

  1. How is this an improvement? (Asking genuinely.). Looking at picture, it’s hard to tell if the orange lines connect to something,

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