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    Installation has started on the extension of the 15th NW PBL from Pennsylvania down to the mall (and eventually to the 14th Street bridge). Striping work is done between Pennsylvania and Constitution, but protection hasn't yet been installed, so it's not very usable yet. But soon!

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    Default Gallows Road new bridge over Route 66 (Dunn Loring, VA)

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    The North bound traffic lanes are open.

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    The sidewalk/bikelane(?) is not open.
    It is at road level with no curb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LhasaCM View Post
    Installation has started on the extension of the 15th NW PBL from Pennsylvania down to the mall (and eventually to the 14th Street bridge). Striping work is done between Pennsylvania and Constitution, but protection hasn't yet been installed, so it's not very usable yet. But soon!

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    Was in town a few weeks ago, and I noticed that the PBL goes all the way to Maine Avenue, very briefly on Maine, and then ends as the riders go to/from Ohio Dr SW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairlington124 View Post
    Was in town a few weeks ago, and I noticed that the PBL goes all the way to Maine Avenue, very briefly on Maine, and then ends as the riders go to/from Ohio Dr SW.
    There are plans to fill that last gap. I don't know the timetable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    There are plans to fill that last gap. I don't know the timetable.
    Last I heard - though it was originally hoped for in 2021, it should be this year when NPS repaves East Basin Drive (DDOT was responsible for the section between Pennsylvania and Maine).

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    Construction has finally begun on the extension of the Hayes St PBL to Eads along 18th
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    Landmark Block construction will add a block of eastbound PBL on Clarendon Blvd, a block of westbound PBL on Wilson Blvd, a block of southbound PBL (at sidewalk level) on N Courthouse Rd, and a block of unprotected paint-only bike lane on N Courthouse Rd (and fix the narrow sidewalk in front of California Tortilla)

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    The new Malcolm X Shared-Use Path (1.3 miles) in Washington is now open. You can pick it coming off the South Capitol Street Bridge and heading south towards Firth Sterling Avenue, S.E. You have to cross South Capitol Street, S.E. at the Firth Sterling/Defense Boulevard intersection (be careful of the trolly tracks). Ride less than a block to St. Elizabeths Road, S.E. and turn right onto the trail. There currently are no wayfinding signs, but the trail is easy to follow. You will continue along the trail until it climbs up South Capitol Street, S.E. to its end at Martin Luther King Boulevard, S.E. There are some great views of Washington, National Airport and Alexandria, as you ride along the trail. A nice feature of the trails are the many planted trees and installed lights. The trees are planted well below the trail surface and should pose no issues with root heaves in future years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyKane50 View Post
    The new Malcolm X Shared-Use Path (1.3 miles) in Washington is now open.
    Thanks for the update! Please excuse my ignorance of that part of the city, but for folks who don't otherwise have business there, does it make any recreational rides easier? (E.g., looking at the map it appears it could make it nicer to get from Navy Yard to Oxon Run)

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    Quote Originally Posted by secstate View Post
    Thanks for the update! Please excuse my ignorance of that part of the city, but for folks who don't otherwise have business there, does it make any recreational rides easier? (E.g., looking at the map it appears it could make it nicer to get from Navy Yard to Oxon Run)
    Yes, I think it makes it a bit easier to do the loop you noted. Here is my ride when I rode the Malcolm X Trail https://www.strava.com/activities/67...LKlN0&hl=en-US

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    I rode my bike under the new Frederick Douglas Bridge to see how the downstream connector is coming along. It's not complete yet, and it is still blocked off by this orange tape, an obstacle that was relatively easily overcome.

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