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The bids are in!

MassDOT advertised the Acton-Maynard section of the trail for construction on September 15, 2015. Six Massachusetts construction companies submitted bids by the February 23, 2016 2:00 PM deadline. The bids ranged from $6,719,972 – $10,445,269. The next step will be … Continue reading

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ARRT Billboard

The ARRT may be the only rail trail project in the country that had its own billboard! It alternated between Main Street (Rt-62) and downtown Hudson, on South Street. When the Hudson section of the trail was completed in 2005, … Continue reading

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CrossFit Rail Trail

The busiest part of the rail trail has always been the Rite Aid parking lot on Rt-85 in Hudson. The small commercial strip mall has 3-6 stores and designated parking for the trail. For several years the fancy back-lit sign … Continue reading

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Rails

The towns of Acton and Maynard have signed a contract with Francesca Demolition of Duxbury, to remove the 1.2 miles of steel RR rails that are on the ground along the ARRT right of way. Only the rails are being … Continue reading

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The Big-3: Cambridge

The last of my Big-3 rail trail communities is Cambridge Massachusetts. The Alewife Circle neighborhood is the junction of 3 old railroads. The first was the Bedford to Cambridge commuter rail line, that was abandoned in 1981. Construction of the … Continue reading

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