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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Alan Cameron 1940-2017

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

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

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

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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