Another bikeway planned for region
- A design public hearing will be held by MassDOT - Highway Division to discuss the proposed Tri- Community Bikeway project in Winchester, Woburn, and Stoneham, at Winchester Town Hall Auditorium, 71 Mount Vernon St., Winchester, on Tuesday, March 9, at 7 p.m.
The proposed project involves the construction of a bikeway from the Wedgemere MBTA Station in Winchester northerly to Horn Pond in Woburn and Recreation Park in Stoneham, a total distance of approximately 7 miles.
Also, I spoke with DCR Planner Dan Driscoll before Monday's Middlesex Fells Trail Planning workshop and he provided an update on the two trail projects he is working on that will served Medford and also feed the Route 16 station on the Green Line extension.
+ The Minuteman to the Mystic Path -- extending the Minuteman bikeway along Alewife Brook from Alewife Station in Cambridge to the Somerville/Medford line -- has been put out to bid. Construction is expected to begin this spring. The project recently was awarded federal stimulus money for construction.
+ The Mystic River Reservation Master Plan has been completed and printed; it will be posted online soon and a public meeting likely will be held upon its official release. The plan includes a multiuse path along the Mystic River from Boston Avenue to Wellington Station.
+ DCR has obtained $100,000 from an Algonquin Gas mitigation fund to design the important connection between the end of the Minuteman/Mystic path at the Mystic Valley Park/Alewife Brook Pakway rotary and the Mystic River Reservation path at Boston Avenue.
- Ken Krause