The Bruce Freeman Trail is a proposed rail trail through the communities of Lowell, Chelmsford, Westford, Carlisle, Acton, Concord, Sudbury, and Framingham in Massachusetts — following the 25-mile route of the old New Haven Railroad Framingham & Lowell line.
Phase 2A – (4.9 miles in Westford, Carlisle, Acton) – is scheduled to open in spring 2018.
Phase 2B (Concord – Rte 2 Bridge) – GPI is moving forward with the 75% design submission of Phase 2B (the Rte. 2 bridge). The 100% design submittal is tentatively scheduled for January/February 2019. The current advertisement date goal for construction of 2B is June 2019 or earlier.
Phase 2C ( 3.0 miles in Concord) Please note that Phase 2C (Concord) of the trail is NOT open. It is unsafe to enter an active construction site.
This section of the trail is scheduled to open in spring 2019.
Phase 2D (Sudbury from the Sudbury/Concord line to Rte. 20 – 4.5 miles) – Sudbury has been proceeding with the 25% design of the 4.5 miles of the BFRT in Phase 2D.
Phase 3 (Sudbury & Framingham – 4.8 miles) – Right of way still owned by the railroad company CSX.
The Bruce Freeman Trail is open to non-motorized uses such as cycling, jogging, walking, and skiing. Other uses such as rollerblading and equestrian use may also be possible depending on the design.