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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New benches installed near the kiosk in Westford

Benches and Kiosk on Bruce Freeman Rail Trail

Trail users enjoying the 2 benches and kiosk recently installed along the Right of Way in Westford near the intersection of Routes 27 and 225. (Photo credit: Emily Teller)

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August 2016 – Phase 2C Concord Update


Last Monday night 8/15, the Concord Select Board voted 4-0 to accept permanent easements on three properties in West Concord from private owners to accommodate building phase two of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. The construction project for Phase 2C

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 – Design Charrette in Sudbury

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Bruce Freeman Rail Trail We want to hear from you! Come to the charrette with your ideas, comments and questions! Please join us on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Town Hall. DROP IN ANYTIME between 6:00 – 8:00 pm to

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Comments on Funding BFRT due Sunday, July 24th by 8:00 pm


It’s July, so it’s TIP comment time again (the state process to schedule funding for transportation projects, including rail trails).  With construction ongoing for Phase 2A (Acton, Carlisle and Westford), we only need to comment on Phase 2C (Concord from

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May 2016 – Trail Construction Update

Construction near Rte 2A/119 crossing. Photo: Barbara Pike

This photo from May 15, shows work continuing near the Rte. 2A/119 crossing. Here is the latest update from the town of  Acton website. Posted on April 27, 2016 at 10:43 AM by Planning Department Rte. 2A Bridge Drill Shaft

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