Our new walkway has come along way from the picture shown above. It's completely demolished and it has rained all day so it is an absolute mess. It had become increasingly narrow over the last few years. The primary reason we chose to widen it is simply because we had to replace and extend the drain pipe that ran beside it. It stopped at the driveway. When it rained hard, the water would run down the driveway and if we had freezing rain, we were in a mess. We had been planning on doing all of our landscaping work this year.
Hopefully, in a couple weeks, I have pictures of a beautiful driveway/open mouth that is filled with gravel. Heck, I might even beautify the surrounding area and plant some bulbs later in the fall. Time will tell.