Construction Gallery

Construction of the northern section of the rail trail started in July 2016. The $6,700,000 MassDOT contract is to built all 3.8 miles of the trail in the towns of Acton and Maynard. Follow the ongoing trail construction on this page. Clicking on each thumbnail will display a larger picture.
10/7/2016: The section from Summer Street to Haynes is now graded and packed. Maplebrook Park is on the left, Maynard Place Apartments on the right.
10/7/2016: The foundation for the new bridge in downtown Maynard is almost finished. Next up will be the bridge installed as one piece by a crane, probably in November.
9/24/2016: High Street - Maynard: The path is now graded and waiting for the 1st paving layer.
9/24/2016: Sudbury Street - Maynard: The intersection of Sudbury and Main is well underway. The monument is relocated, the realigned traffic island is done and most of the new granite curbs are in.
9/24/2016: Hudson 150th Anniversary. The ARRT caboose was opened to the public as part of the parade events. 160 visitors toured the inside.
7/21/2016: Near Christmas Motors - Maynard
7/21/2016: Near Christmas Motors - Maynard
7/13/2016: Track Road (in Maynard) is now blocked to autos at White Pond Road, on the Maynard-Stow town line. The new bike trail will start behind the sign.
7/13/2016: The one acre of the Calouette Farm that is not part of the conservation restriction is now a temporary staging area for the heavy equipment. When the trail is finished in early 2018, the staging area will be restored.
7/13/2016: Acton Staging area
7/13/2016: Acton Staging area
7/13/2016: Route-117 in Maynard. D'Allessandro Construction is building this trail a bit different. They are doing all 12 street crossings first. Curb cuts, street striping, grade and pave the first 50 feet. Then coming back in phase-2 and diving deep into the woods, grading & paving the rest of the trail.
7/7/2016: The new bike racks at the South Acton MBTA station have been installed. There will also be bike lockers on the same Maple Street concrete pad.