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 Rte. 2 and replacing a bridge over Nashoba Brook.

Also being taken into consideration is a future pedestrian/cyclist ramp from the rail trail near Nashoba Brook to existing trails and playing fields in Concord and Acton. This phase will connect the trail in Acton from TeamWorks (near Wetherbee Street) to Concord near Commonwealth Avenue.

A public information meeting will be held after the 75% design submittal to MassDOT, tentatively January or February 2019. The current Advertisement Date goal is June 2019 or earlier, with construction to begin in 2020.

MassDOT rendering of proposed 300-foot bridge over Rte. 2

MassDOT rendering of proposed 300-foot bridge over Rte. 2

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