March has been a good month for the ARRT. There has been progress in many areas and here are the details.
Back in November 2011, AECOM finished the Acton-Maynard 25% trail design and submitted it to MassDOT for review. The state asked for some parts of it to be redrawn. That work was finished at the end of February and can be seen on the ARRT website at http://www.arrtinc.org/design/arrt_design.asp. Based on the new version, MassDOT has tentatively agreed to finally hold the public 25% design hearing in late spring.
Based on this news, the MPO staff is going to recommend on April 4th that the Acton-Maynard construction funding be restored into the 2017 TIP as a “first-tier” project! More on this as we get into the spring TIP season.
The ARRT calendar has several upcoming events, including the Maynard and Marlborough spring trail cleanups and more work on the caboose windows.