The first phase of the long-awaited Bruce Freeman Rail Trail opens Saturday, August 29, in Chelmsford ceremonies joined by MassHighway Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky.
The 6.8 mile trail along an abandoned rail line winds throgh Westford, Chelmsford, and Lowell. Construction of the $5.35 million trail was overseen by MassHighway and includes a ten-foot wide trail crossing four bridges. It is open to cycling, jogging, walking, and cross-country skiing.
There are four parking lots along the trail in Chelmsford. Phase 2 will extend the Trail from Westford to Sudbury with Phase 3 from Sudbury to Framingham. On completion, the trail will span 25 miles.
Plan Ahead for Holiday Weekend Travel posted on Sep 1
MassDOT encourages motorists to plan ahead for safe travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Heaviest Labor Day traffic on I-90 is expected Thursday and Friday westbound and Monday afternoon-evening eastbound. Based on the number of toll transactions on the Turnpike from Weston to …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Holiday Weekend Travel
Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Reminder! posted on Aug 31
Calling All Massachusetts High School Students! MassDOT announces the second annual Safe Streets Smart Trips Statewide High School Video Contest. The contest serves as an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth. …Continue Reading Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Reminder!
Concord: New MBTA Commuter Rail Bridge to Roll into Place This Weekend posted on Aug 28
As part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line, the MBTA is replacing the old railroad bridge over Route 62/Main Street in Concord with a new bridge to be rolled into place Saturday, August 29. The current bridge has low clearance and …Continue Reading Concord: New MBTA Commuter Rail Bridge to Roll into Place This Weekend