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Posted on: April 16, 2021

4/16 Update on Rail Trail Project

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

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Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Posted on: April 8, 2021

4/8 Update on Rail Trail Project

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As of this afternoon, the section of the trail from Golden Cove to Heart Pond has re-opened. The trail from the Lowell line to Golden Cove remains closed until further notice so that the DPW can complete shoulder work on the trail. We will be closing the ...

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Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Posted on: April 5, 2021

4/2 Update on Rail Trail Project

Beginning Monday, April 5th, the Chelmsford DPW will begin paving the excavated and prepared sections of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (BFRT). Work will begin at the Lowell line and proceed southward to Chelmsford Center and then toward Pond Street/Heart P...

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Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 29, 2021

3/29 Update on Rail Trail Project

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The trail from Heart Pond to the Westford line will remain open until the work from Lowell to Heart Pond is completed. DPW will continue to work on excavated areas from the Lowell line to Pond Street to prepare for paving.  It is anticipated that...

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Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 29, 2021

3/22 Update on Rail Trail Project

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The Maple Road to Hart Pond section of the trail will be closed beginning today, Monday March 22. The Chelmsford DPW resumed repair work on the trail during the week of March 15th.  Removal of damaged pavement has been done near High Street and s...

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Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 12, 2021

3/12 Update on Rail Trail Project

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The Chelmsford DPW will resume repair work during the week of March 15th, weather permitting. A crew will be working on the section of the trail from the Lowell line to Chelmsford Center removing roots, regrading and compacting the base material. Another ...

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Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Posted on: February 23, 2021

2/23 Update on Rail Trail Project

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DPW crews are working on clearing snow along sections of the Rail Trail to accelerate melt and keep the project on track for completion. Please keep in mind that clearing is only being done to allow work to continue on the Rail Trail project and will not ...

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Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Posted on: February 17, 2021

2/17 Update on Rail Trail Project

Crews had been working on removing sections of pavement along the rail trail to prepare for spring paving but the recent inclimate weather has put a bit of a damper on progress for now! As soon as the snow melts, work will begin again in an effort to rema...

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Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Posted on: December 16, 2020

1/14 Update on Rail Trail Project

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Beginning Monday, December 21, 2020 the Rail Trail will be closed indefinitely from the Lowell line to Golden Cove, Golden Cove to Chelmsford Center AND Chelmsford Center to High Street in order to complete necessary improvements to the trail. The work is...

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Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Posted on: January 26, 2021

1/5 Update on Rail Trail Project

DPW crews have closed sections of the rail trail to complete asphalt removal in problem areas. Please observe signage, for your own safety.

DPW crews remove asphalt and roots that have caused pavement to rise, causing safety issues along sections of the tr...

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Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee