Monday, August 13, 2018

Photos from the ARRT Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

ASSABET RIVER RAIL TRAIL: A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on August 10th, 2:00 p.m., at the Acton end of the Assabet River Rail Trail. Mass Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Secretary/CEO Stephanie Pollack, was joined by state and town officials to say a few words. Everyone was eloquent, and the crowd of roughly 100 people stayed to the end despite the hot summer day. Their reward was cake and lemonade.

D'Allessandro Corp. was the construction company. Despite the
ceremony, there is still an unfinished section about 200 yards
long, just north of Concord Street. May be completed by
Labor Day. The delay is due to contaminated soil.

Cake! Printed with the ARRT logo and the names of the
five towns connected (sort of) by the rail trail. Reality is
a north end and a south end, but nothing for Stow, in the middle.

The gathered crowd of about 100 people. More than two
dozen rode bicycles to get there. Others had walked the
Trail from Maynard to Acton.

Maynard has in mind making the trail a "Trail of Flowers"
by allowing volunteers to plant daffodils and tulips and
other spring blooming bulbs along the trail. This photo is
of a volunteer planted plot older than the Trail, corner
of Summer, Brooks and Maple.

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