Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Advisory Committee


For immediate release:

September 22, 2021


MassDOT Advisory: Acton and Concord


Temporary Daytime Lane Closures on Route 2 Eastbound and Westbound between the Concord Rotary and Wetherbee Street


Closures will occur at various times on Saturday, October 2, and are needed to facilitate bridge deck placement operations



ACTON/CONCORD – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing it will implementing daytime single lane closures on Route 2 eastbound and westbound between the Concord Rotary and Wetherbee Street in Acton. The closures will take place at various times on Saturday, October 2, and are needed to facilitate the placement of the concrete bridge deck for the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail overpass over Route 2.  The eastbound lane closures on Route 2 will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The westbound lane closure will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 


The bridge deck operations are being conducted as part of the $10 million project to construct Phase 2B of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. The proposed rail trail will run in a north-south direction and cross over Route 2 just after crossing the Acton and Concord town line and cross the Nashoba Brook just south of Route 2. A proposed culvert crossing under Route 2 is provided for wildlife passage. 


Appropriate signage, law enforcement details, and messaging will be in place to guide drivers through the work area.


Drivers who are traveling through the affected areas should expect delays, reduce speed, and use caution. 


All scheduled work is weather dependent and subject to change without notice.


For more information on traffic conditions, travelers are also encouraged to:

  • Dial 511 and select a route to hear real–time conditions.
  • Visit, a website which provides real-time traffic and incident advisory information and allows users to subscribe to text and email alerts for traffic conditions.
  • Follow MassDOT on Twitter @MassDOT to receive regular updates on road and traffic conditions.
  • Download MassDOT’s GoTime mobile app and view real-time traffic conditions before setting out on the road.



A printable pdf version of this document can be found here.

BFRT Ped Zone Map 03.18.21 Opens in new window

Project Schedule

Phase Map

BFRT Phase 2C - Commonwealth Ave. at MCI-Concord to Powdermill Road culvert

100 % DesignBid/ProposalConstructionCompletion
Summer 2016Fall 2016Spring 2017-2019Spring 2019

BFRT Phase 2B - Bridge over Route 2 connecting Acton (Phase 2A completed Spring 2018) with Concord (Phase 2C completed Spring 2019)

100% DesignBid/ProposalConstructionCompletion
Spring 2019Summer 2019Fall 2019Estimated Fall 2021/Spring 2022

BFRT Phase 2D - Connecting Powdermill Road to Phase 2D in Sudbury (Sudbury/Concord town line)

100% DesignBid/ProposalConstructionCompletion
Spring 2016202120222024

Click here for a birds eye photo of work being done on Powder Mill Road.


  • 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted
  • Harvey Wheeler Community Center
    Clock Tower Room
    1276 Main Street
    Concord, MA 01742
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Committee Members

  • Richard Fahlander, Co-Chair
  • Nathaniel Welch, Co-Chair
  • John Soden
  • Adrienne Boardman
  • Dorcas Miller
  • Deborah Adleman

Upcoming Meetings

  • Sept. 21, 2021 *See posted agenda
  • Oct. 7, 2021 *See posted agenda
  • Nov. 4, 2021 *See posted agenda
  • Dec. 2, 2021 *See posted agenda

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