04/22/2022 – Vote “YES” for the BFRT on 4 Sudbury Town Meeting articles

Dear Sudbury Resident:Please attend Sudbury Town Meeting starting on May 2, 2022, and vote Yes on Articles18, 19, 47 & 48 to support construction of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. INTRODUCTION We are pleased to report that the pace of

February 2, 2022 – Survey for Junction Park

The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Advisory Committee in Concord has been tasked with improving safety at Junction Park in West Concord. Would you please help by completing the survey the group has created? The more input received, the better! https://forms.gle/T3cR1DtttRyQd12r6

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