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Notes: Widening planned for Alexandria and Arlington portion of Mount Vernon Trail

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The popular Mount Vernon Trail could get wider between Rosslyn and Old Town Alexandria, DCist first reported.

A presentation to the Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board last week highlighted plans being drafted for extensive improvements. The proposal would add another four feet in width to the trail in the often-crowded section between the northern point in Arlington and Old Town.

Along with increasing the capacity on the trail, the proposal also includes rebuilding and widening three bridges and realigning 4 trail intersections.

An S-curve at Daingerfield Island, where cyclists and pedestrians often have to go around the corners blind, could be realigned.

The widening would be funded with $29 million from the state and the rest of the $33 million cost paid by the National Park Service. Construction on the project is planned for FY 2027.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board is scheduled to vote on funding next month.

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