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Mass. Central Rail Trail - Wayside

Weston's Rail Trail Advisory Committee wants to hear from residents as it plans for how Weston will accommodate the state's new recreation path, the Mass. Central Rail Trail - Wayside.

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Apr 20

Rail Trail Construction Update

Posted on April 20, 2018 at 9:51 AM by Kara Fleming

written by Mark Horowitz, Chair of the Rail Trail Advisory Committee

I am reluctant to say it, but spring may finally have arrived. The weather lately might not be sufficient proof of this fact, but the work on the Weston section of the Mass Central Rail Trail – Wayside might be a good indicator! 

The work is happening very quickly. All the track from Plain Road to Conant Road has been picked up and stacked for retrieval from the Concord Road access point. The track and ties have also been piled at Concord Road and are in the process of being removed. The section of the trail between Conant Road and Church Street is being left for last as there are still some design and engineering questions being worked out.

Town staff meets regularly with the construction crews and reports that the rail demolition work should be completed within the next week to 10 days and the grading and gravel work is coming up behind, starting from Wayland and heading east. Extra attention is being paid to the area between Conant Road and Church Street because of the wetland sensitivity, but it will be closely monitored during the demolition and rough grading that will occur as early as next week.

Nicole Mordecai, resident and member of the Weston Art & Innovation Center Advisory Board, has been taking some great photographs of the work done to date. Two photo albums are available online (links below), for those who are interested:
April 12th - Removing the Rails

April 19th - Construction Progress

Just a reminder that while the construction is going on, the railroad corridor is a closed site not open to the public. The conservation trails are open, but please stay out of the railroad corridor.

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