Thursday, October 1, 2009

PARKS: Extension of the Community Path

Question/Comment: What is the timeline for the development of the Community Path between Cedar and Central Streets?

City Update 11/19/09: The City currently plans to complete design for extension of the Community Path between Cedar and Central Street by sometime in 2010. This project will go out for construction bids in fall of 2010 and construction is planned to begin in spring of 2011.

City Update 5/19/08: The State Executive Office of Transportation is mandated to do conceptual design for the location of the path as a part of the Green Line extension design. When this conceptual design is done, the City will be able to move ahead with full design and construction of the path extension. In the next few years, the developers of the former MaxPak site may use the Cedar-to-Lowell section of the MBTA right-of-way for their construction vehicles; if so, they will remove the old unusedrails and ties first, and clear brush form the area. The City will complete a small portion of the path extension in 2008, as part of the construction of the park between Woodbine Street and Central Street.

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