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July 16, 2018 – Trail Construction in Concord Update

Construction begins this week on the intersection near the 99 Restaurant in West Concord. In the past few weeks, work has continued on the trail in Concord with landscape plantings and work on the parking area near downtown West Concord

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Updated Map with Parking and Restroom locations.

Our trail map is updated with the latest parking and restroom locations. The map can be download here. The trail is very busy with lots of people enjoying bicycling, walking, rollerblading and running. Please be courteous to other trail users.

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Join us at the July 4th Parade in Sudbury

Sudbury’s July 4th parade is coming soon.  Let’s celebrate our major achievements: completion of the BFRT in Westford, Carlisle, and Acton, near completion of the rail trail in Concord as well as having state and federal funds approved for construction of the Sudbury section

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Summer Solstice Bike Ride + Let’s Be Careful Out There

Happy Father’s Day! Before I get on a rail trail today, I’m writing this message (so I don’t get home and decide to take a nap, and then bail on the belated message another day). So briefly (well, briefly for

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Wednesday, May 16th the Trail is closed from High Street to Maple Road in Chelmsford

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in Chelmsford will be closed from High Street to Maple Road on Wednesday, May 16th from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm for tree removal and brush grinding by the Chelmsford DPW.  Please avoid this section of

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Spring Newsletter 2018 is here! Phase 2A opens, Updates for Lowell, Chelmsford, Concord, and Sudbury.

Our Spring Newsletter is out with news about Phase 2A (4.9 miles in Westford, Carlisle, and Acton) opening as well as updates from Lowell, Chelmsford, Concord, and Sudbury. Download the newsletter here: http://bit.ly/BFRTNews-Spring2018

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May 11, 2018 – Phase 2A Ribbon Cutting Celebration 3:30 pm at NARA Park

Phase 2A Ribbon Cutting Celebration is set for Friday, May 11th 3:30 pm @ NARA Park in Acton.  MassDOT is organizing a ribbon cutting celebration.  The Town of Acton will host the festivities at NARA Park.  The Friends of the BFRT are

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Parking areas for the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Spring is here and it’s a great time to visit the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. Here is a list of locations for Authorized parking for the trail: Crosspoint Parking Lot, Chelmsford – Nights and Weekends Only Chelmsford Center for the

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Phase 2A officially opens April 3, 2018!

In a few short weeks on April 3, 2018, Phase 2A will officially open. Phase 2A passes through the towns of Westford, Carlisle, and Acton, and it will extend the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail an additional 4.9 miles. This section

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Design Continues Over Rte. 2

This article appeared in our Fall 2017 newsletter. The design firm Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) is continuing to work on the 75% design of Phase 2B. This phase includes creating a 304-foot bridge over Rte. 2, building a wildlife culvert under

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View Trail Maps

Download a Phase 1 & 2A Trail Map with Parking Information here (PDF) Phase 1 (6.8 miles) in Lowell, Chelmsford, and Westford and Phase 2A (4.9 miles) in Westford, Carlisle, and Acton are open.

Download a Phase 2C Trail Map (PDF) Note: Phase 2C in Concord is not complete. For safety purposes, using the trail is prohibited until construction is completed.

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