Local, regional and state leaders gathered Sept. 28 to ceremonially break ground on a project that is reducing Boundary Channel Drive from four lanes to two in order to provide more space for pedestrians and bicyclists.
The Virginia Department of Transportation project also will install roundabouts on Boundary Channel Drive just west and east of Interstate 395; reconfigure the ramps between I-395 and Boundary Channel Drive; and add crosswalks along Boundary Channel Drive.
The project also features a new shared-use path linking the Mount Vernon Trail to Long Bridge Park, ultimately connecting with the existing one that parallels the southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway ramp to I-395 southbound.
Actual work on the $14.1 million project began the week of Sept. 12. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.