Category: Trail Status

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

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

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

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

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

November 14, 2016 :: Fall 2016 Newsletter

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

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

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

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 –

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)

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