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November 2017 Friends Annual Meeting and Thanks

The annual meeting for the Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail on Sunday, November 19th, was well attended. It was great to hear about the construction progress on Phase 2A (Acton) and Phase 2C (Concord), as well as the

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Sunday, November 19th, 1pm – Annual Members Meeting and Board of Directors Election

What: Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, Inc. Annual Members Meeting. When: Sunday, November 19, 1 p.m. Where: Pedal Power Bike and Ski, 176 Great Road (Rte. 2A), Acton What Happens: Come celebrate the progress of the BFRT in 2017 (there

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October 21, 2017 – Concord Update

This is information from the Concord Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Advisory Committee. See the complete document here: http://www.concordma.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/10930 Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Update – October 2017 Trail construction began this summer and is proceeding rapidly. Notable progress on the BFRT in

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September 2017 – Map of Concord section of the trail and more

Work continues on the trail in Concord. The culvert is installed and Powder Mill Road has reopened. Some sections have been paved. For safety purposes, using the trail is prohibited until construction is completed. Please consider walking in alternative locations. Go to

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August 2017 – Progress continues on the Powder Mill Road culvert

Work has continued on the Powder Mill Road culvert during the month of August.                       Here are two panoramas showing progress on the Powder Mill Road culvert. (Panoramas by John

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August 2017 – Phase 2A Construction continues in Acton

Construction in Acton progresses. These photos were taken in late July. We look forward to having Phase 2A open in a few months. The trail is expected to officially open in Spring 2018.  

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July 2017 – Powder Mill Road Culvert construction

Progress continues on the removal and replacement of the Powder Mill Road culvert. Powder Mill Road will be closed from July 10 to August 31, 2017. From the Town of Concord: CONCORD, MA — Contractor D.W. White Construction has confirmed that

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Phase 2C Groundbreaking in West Concord on Friday, July 14th

Come help us celebrate! On Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 1:00 PM, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will join officials from the town of Concord and  the Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail to celebrate a groundbreaking event for Phase 2C

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Rt 2A Bridge Work in Acton

Early in June, the Route 2A bridge was painted to look like natural stone. This photo shows the contrast between the “primed” rockface wall and a finished section. The primer coat turns the gray wall a pearly ivory color. The

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Sudbury: Rail trail officially in pipeline for construction funds

SUDBURY – Decades later, the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail is another step closer to reality. A regional planning body on Thursday placed the project in the queue to receive $8 million in state and federal construction money in fiscal 2022.

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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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