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Project Description:
The proposed project will extend from the end of the BFRT Phase 1 (Westford-Lowell Phase) and continue south through Westford, Carlisle and Acton for a total length of approximately 4.88 miles. The construction will include: a new variable width (ranges from 10 to 12 feet) paved asphalt multi-use rail trail with 2-foot stabilized shoulders, an adjacent 6 foot stone dust trail (provided where feasible), trail pavement markings and signing, passively actuated flashing beacons at trail/roadway crossings, new roadway pavement markings and signing at trail crossings, construction of a pre-fabricated pedestrian bridge structure over Route 2A/119, rehabilitating six existing railroad bridges along the trail, constructing culverts, earthwork, landscaping and other items incidental to the construction of the rail trail.
  • Town of Acton
  • Town of Carlisle
  • Town of Westford
  • Resident Engineer: Patrick Marion
    Construction Contract Value: $10,956,973.00
    Construction Bid Price: $9,881,430.00
    Initial Construction Estimate: $9,693,000.00
    District: District 3

    Contracts (6) Progress
    # 55035 -- Design -- Bridge Rehab/Recon/New Const
    Work will consist of structural evaluations and emergency design support services to support the Bridge Preservation/Betterment Advertisement Program. Final
    # 57463 -- Design -- Bridge Open End
    Work will consist of providing engineering design, review and construction management services on a task order basis. Final
    # 64315 -- Design -- Hwy Eng Open End
    Work will consist of providing engineering design and review services to MassDOT on a task order basis for various statewide highway and bridge projects. Final
    # 65757 -- Design -- Geotechnical
    Work will consist of Geotechnical Review during the design of bridge structures and/or roadways owned by MassDOT and Cities and Towns throughout the Commonwealth. Final
    # 68386 -- Design -- Bridge Open End
    Work will consist of providing engineering design and review services to MassDOT on an open end basis for various statewide highway and bridge projects. Final
    # 84972 -- Construction Contract
    Construction of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (Phase IIA) Including 6 Bridge Replacements and New Bridge Construction Br. No. A-02-014 (Steel) over Route 2A/119 (Great Road) Completed


    Contract Dates
    Notice to Proceed: 06/23/2015
    Contract Information
    Project Designer: Municipality
    Funding Source: Surface Trans. Program
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    Accelerated Bridge Program
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    Project Task Information
    Project Status
    Project Need Form PNF Entered 09/04/2007
    Project Initiation Form PRC Submitted 09/10/2007
    Project Review Committee PRC Approved 09/10/2007
    Project Review Committee Letter 11/16/2007
    Project Status Advertised 09/13/2014
    Project Management
    100% Design 100% Package Received 03/18/2014
    100% Design 100% Package Comments to DE 06/20/2014
    25% Design 25% Package Received 04/07/2008
    25% Design 25% Package Comments to DE 01/28/2009
    25% Design 25% Package Approved 05/11/2010
    25% Design Design Public Hearing 10/29/2008
    75% Design 75% Package Received 11/06/2012
    75% Design 75% Package Comments to DE 10/23/2013
    Final Design PS&E Received 09/02/2014
    Final Design PS&E Received 11/05/2014
    Final Design PS&E to FAPRO 09/03/2014