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Pedestrian Lights Arrive for Rail Trail

by Bobby Blair
December 10, 2017

With the short section of trail near the 8 Arch Bridge closed till spring, trail members Thursday night hinted they may be able to complete that portion of the trail with packed gravel and stone dust prior to daffodils blooming in April.

With weather closing in, trail members recently installed a railroad ties barrier behind the former VFW building at 310 Woodland Street. Also on the committee's agenda is the removal of leaves already raked from the trenches leading from the Phipps Hill Tunnel prior to the Friends Annual First Night Walk on December 31st.

Chairman Robert Weidknecht announced that $30,000 worth of solar powered pedestrain signage and lights had arrived at the highway department. The safety features will be installed by the DPW at Washington Street near Whitney Street, Lowland Street and Central Street at the trail crossings. No timeline was given for their installation.

Trail members will walk a portion of the trail from Lowland Street to the Sherborn line on January 13th to site the placement of future memorial granite benches. Chris Cain, above, a Mudville resident, received the committee's backing to become an associate member of the board.

Festive red bows adorn the dried out mums on the Arch Street Bridge compliments of the Downtown Marigold Project.

 

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Comments (2)

I think the "lighting" referred to are the warning flashers for the crossings. Unlikely those will be activated when the sky is dark.

- Peter Simpson | 12/11/17 8:37 AM

Great idea on the lights for those intersections, they should really be dark sky compliant though. We have the best night sky between Framingham and Milford, don't need to be adding more light pollution.

- Andrew Mades | 12/10/17 10:00 PM

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