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Tewskbury Rail Trail Getting Great Reviews

July 27, 2015

FST’s study for a rail trail in the town of Tewksbury received a favorable response at a public outreach session on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

An article in the Lowell Sun quoted Jayne Miller co-founder and member of the Tewksbury Rail Trails committee saying, “I’m feeling really excited about these options. I think it gives us really good visibility into the future of rails trails in Tewksbury.”

Miller said she believes the study answered many questions about the proposal and offers options that have “tremendous value” for the town.

The Tewksbury Town Crier wrote: “The Tewksbury Rail Trails Committee presented their feasibility study to the Board of Selectmen Tuesday night with a lots of questions, but overall, a positive response.”

The Executive Summary of the report outlines two options to achieve the committee’s goals:

  • The Tewksbury Rail Trail (TRT) is a proposed shared-use trail (or rail trail) through the Town of Tewksbury utilizing the former railroad Right-of-Way (ROW) previously owned by PanAm. The goal of the TRT project is to create a network of safe, accessible routes for non-motorized modes of transportation within the Town and to connect to regional trail systems in the future .
  • This Feasibility Study evaluates the former rail corridor from the Lowell/Tewksbury town line southeast to the Tewksbury/Wilmington town line, and includes a spur extending north to the Tewksbury/Andover town line, a total of approximately 7.5-miles. The ownership and current use of the ROW varies along the former rail corridor.
     

To view the study, go to: http://www.tewksbury-ma.gov/sites/tewksburyma/files/u156/2015-06-26_tewksbury_rail_trail_final_electronic.pdf

Links to articles about the public meeting are listed below.