Phase 1 Construction

Photos of construction along the trail in 2008/2009 are
available here

Rail Trail Construction FAQ is available here

Phase 1 Memorandum of Agreement details here.

Rails, Trails and Ties

This column in the Chelmsford Independent has information about the current progress on the trail.

June 17, 2009 – Adding artistic touches to the Rail Trail

March 25, 2009 – With arrival of spring, work on bicycle trail gets rolling

November 13, 2008 – Take care near the worksites

October 30, 2008 – Connecting with the Freeman Rail Trail

September 18, 2008 – Work on Freeman Rail Trail rolls along

September 4, 2008 – Keeping track of the bicycle trail

July 3, 2008 – Rail trail construction shifts to the Center

June 5, 2008 – New bicycle and pedestrian committee

April 24, 2008 – Where will the rail trail run?

March 6, 2008 – A real count of potential trail users
Topic: Statewide trail usage counts on Sept. 8, 2007

January 17, 2008 – Clearing of the rail trail completed
Topic: Phase 1 construction

December 26, 2007 – Greenway slated for rail trail
Topic: Concord River Greenway and Greenway Connector Trail

December 12, 2007 – Many components to rail trail
Topic: Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Coordinating Committee

November 20, 2007 – Work on the bike trail has started
Topic: Phase 1 construction

September 26, 2007 – Bike trail groundbreaking set
Topic: Brief history of Phase 1

September 20, 2007 – New Column
Topic: Phase 1 construction

Related Links

History of the Railway in Chelmsford Details Here

Chelmsford Land Conservation Trust http://www.clct.org/

Chelmsford Historical Society http://www.chelmhist.org/

Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust http://lowelllandtrust.org/

Middlesex Canal Association http://www.middlesexcanal.org/

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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