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) – Was advertised for construction in September 2014. Construction began August 2015.
Phase 2B (Concord – Rte 2 Bridge) – 25% design in progress – construction programmed for 2017.
Phase 2C (Concord) The 100% design is nearing completion and the project is expected to go out to bid by late summer 2016.
Phase 2D (Sudbury from the Sudbury/Concord line to Rte. 20) – Sudbury has been proceeding with the 25% design of the 4.6 miles of the BFRT in Phase 2D.
Phase 3 (Sudbury & Framingham – 4.6 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.