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D.C. and Maryland get closer thanks to $10M grant

Saturday - 6/23/2012, 10:36am  ET

WASHINGTON - A $10 million grant will soon link 60 miles of trails between D.C. and Maryland.

Right now the only thing standing between Anacostia's waterfront and 60 miles of Maryland trails is a four mile gap from D.C.'s Benning Road to Maryland's Bladensburg Waterfront Park.

That gap will soon close thanks to a federal grant that will fund the construction of bridges and pathways that will tie Anacostia's Riverwalk Trail to a network of Maryland trails and bikeways.

D.C.'s Department of Transportation says in a statement the trail design will be finished by the end of this summer, and construction could be completed by 2014.

WTOP's Kate Ryan contributed to this report. Follow Kate and WTOP on Twitter.

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