March 31, 2017 – Bruce Freeman Rail Trail mentioned in Famous Small Towns spotlight

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The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail was mentioned in an article “Famous Hollywood Small Towns You Can Visit Right Now”. The story showcases towns featured in well-known movies. The trail is mentioned in the description of Lowell, the location for the movie

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March 22, 2017 – Please Attend Conservation Commission Meeting re: Gervais VW

Summer Solstice Ride on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail - June 21, 2014

Please support the Rail Trail in Lowell Gervais VW purchased the BFRT ROW just north of Industrial Ave (and Crosspoint) from PanAm Railways.  Gervais wants to expand parking onto the ROW.  There may be a way for the BFRT to

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02/12/2017 – See Panoramic Images of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

A view of the bridge from Rte 2A - Photo: Larry Bruns

Here is a link to a panoramic image of the new bridge crossing route 2A. Click on the image or the link to go to the website to view this panoramic photograph taken by Concord resident John Wood. There

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12/31/2016 – Bruce Freeman Year End Appeal. Bridge the Phase 2B Gap


IMPORTANT UPDATE 02/05/2017:  The state has decided to step up and fund the remaining $350K of the design work.  Please stay tuned for additional information on this exciting development.  At this time the FBFRT have suspended the Bridge the Gap campaign and

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December 19, 2016 – Thanks for your support – 2016 in Review

Bridge over Nashoba Brook in West Concord - December 2016

We are very pleased with the significant progress made on the rail trail this past year. The contract for construction of Phase 2C through West Concord has been awarded! We anticipate that groundbreaking will be held in early 2017. Construction

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December 1, 2016 – News about Construction Bid Package for Phase 2C in Concord

Phase 2C - Concord, MA

The construction bid package for the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Phase 2C project was advertised; bids were opened on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. The apparent low bidder is D.W. White at $6,709,393.74. Contract negotiations  are expected to begin shortly. For

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November 14, 2016 :: Fall 2016 Newsletter

Phase 2A construction July 2016

The Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Fall Newsletter is available to download here. The newsletter includes details and pictures of the Phase 2A construction in Acton, design news from Sudbury, and updates on Phase 2B and Phase 2C

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November 17, 2016 :: Phase 2B 25% Design Public Hearing


A photo from several years ago showing the view of the Rt 2 crossing approaching from Concord. A public hearing to present the 25% design of the Route 2 crossing from Acton to Concord. The purpose of this hearing is

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November 20, 2016 :: Friends Annual Meeting Sunday


Come see Phase 2A progress! Sunday, November 20, 2016 1:00 pm Walk to view progress of the trail 2:00 pm Refreshments and meeting Meeting Location: Pedal Power Bike and Ski 176 Great Road, (Rte. 2A) Acton, MA   Photos from

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10/22/2016 :: The 2016 Massachusetts Trails Celebration


Attendance at the event is now FREE! The Celebration will go on, RAIN or SHINE! Let’s get together outdoors and celebrate our work and accomplishments on trails in Massachusetts with friends, food and fun. Saturday, October 22nd, 9:30 am –

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