January 9, 2022 – Winter Trail Use

The BFRT is not plowed in the winter to allow for winter sports such as cross-country skiing and snow shoeing. Trail users should be aware that parts of the trail may be slippery. Be especially cautious of black ice, particularly

December 3, 2021 – Phase 2B Update

Phase 2B Update from Marcia Rasmussen, Director, DPLM at the December 2, 2021 BFRT Advisory Committee meeting in Concord: The final bridge rails have been installed and the overhang brackets are being removed; the project will be shut down for

November 10, 2021 – Route 2 Bridge News and more updates in our Fall 2021 Newsletter

Work continued on Phase 2B through 2021 including the 400-foot bridge over Rte. 2 linking Concord and Acton. Four steel support beams were set in mid-July, and the concrete decking was poured in early October. The wildlife culvert under Rte.

August 17, 2021 – Go Outdoors 2021

This summer Westford and Carlisle are hosting an installation of “Go Outdoors 2021.” The towns are sharing works of art that transform various types of recycled doors into celebratory and intriguing works of art. A year ago the inaugural installation

June 21, 2021 – Trail Closure on Monday 6/28/21 in Westford

On Monday, June 28th from 8 am to 4 pm the trail in Westford from Route 225 north to the crossing at RT 27 will be closed for tree removal work.

May 28, 2021 – Trail is 100% open in Chelmsford

5/28 Update: The repair work associated with the MassTrails Grant Project is complete. ***THE TRAIL IS 100% OPEN!*** Thank you for your patience as we have worked hard to complete this project! We anticipate that these repairs position us well

May 20, 2021 – Trail repair status in Chelmsford

5/20 Update: The repair work associated with the MassTrails Grant Project is complete. ***THE TRAIL IS CLOSED BETWEEN Manahan Street and the Lowell Line until repairs at the Katrina Pump Station are complete, estimated 5/28*** https://www.chelmsfordma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1426

May 17, 2021 – Help Build the BFRT; Submit Supportive Phase 2D TIP Comments by May 31, 2021.

It’s TIP public comment period (through May 31st). For the last decade or so, we’ve asked you as Friends of the BFRT, to make supportive public comments regarding allocation of construction funding for the BFRT.  Now it’s time to do

May 7, 2021 – Trail Counts in Concord & Acton – We need Volunteers

Volunteer for trail counts in Concord & Acton through the Boston MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) – ( http://bit.ly/Bike-Ped-Count ). Volunteers can sign up for one or more two-hour segments for the following time periods at five different locations. Counts will

April 16, 2021 – Chelmsford repairs update

4/16 Update: Good news! The trail in Chelmsford is now open from the Lowell Line/Rt. 3 Tunnel to Pond Street. Beginning Tuesday, April 20th, the trail in Chelmsford will be closed from Pond Street south to the Westford town line

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