Rt 2A Bridge Work in Acton

Rt 2A Bridge in Acton, Massachuesetts

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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Alan Cameron 1940-2017

Alan with his grandson at Carlisle Old Home Day.

The Friends have lost not only a dedicated member of the Friends’ Board but also a good friend to all of us. Alan was member of the FBFRT Board representing Carlisle since the creation of the Friends group. He represented

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April 26, 2017 – Please Attend continued Conservation Commission hearing re: Gervais VW

The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail near Lowell.

Please support the Rail Trail in Lowell This meeting is now to be continued on April 26th, 2017. Gervais VW purchased the BFRT ROW just north of Industrial Ave (and Crosspoint) from PanAm Railways.  Gervais wants to expand parking onto

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April 23, 2017 – Phase 2C Construction Update

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Construction starts on Phase 2C in Concord in May. Stay tuned as we post more updates in the next few weeks.

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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 www.360cities.net 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

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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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View maps for the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail
Download a Phase 1 Trail Map with Parking Information here (PDF)
Download a Phase 2C Trail Map (PDF) Note: Phase 2C is not complete. For safety purposes, using the trail is prohibited until construction is completed.