Clearing the Way and $500K

Rail trail debris

 

by Chris Wangler

July 8, 2022

 

After years of delays, the Waltham section of Wayside Rail Trail is underway.

And state officials announced that Waltham would receive half a million dollars to restore the Linden Street Bridge as part of the $9.3 million project.

Linden Street Bridge

This week, workers removed overgrown vegetation and railroad ties and rails north of Main Street from 1265 Main to Prospect Hill Road.

Rail Trail Contract Workers

The 2.74 mile project is a multi-use trail that will run from 1265 Main to Beaver Street. A section near 1265 Main has already been completed.

A rep for the contractor, Stow-based E.T. & L. Corp., said the estimated completion date is fall 2023.

Rail Trail Project Map

The state’s Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will maintain the trail once it is completed.