Latest News

Spring 2022 update
Originally, construction was slated to begin in the Spring of 2022. The project has had significant design delays due to environmental permitting and design challenges, the project is now slated for a construction year of 2026.


click link below for full article.

Town of Lynnfield update 5/25/22   https://www.town.lynnfield.ma.us/home/news/lynnfield-wakefield-rail-trail-status-update


Lynnfield Special Town Meeting
September 26, 2019
A convincing win for Lynnfield Rail Trail supporters. Article 1 to fund Final Design, passes
by a 585 to 380 margin!  Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail brought this to Town Meeting vote
by a citizens petition.
https://patch.com/massachusetts/lynnfield/after-two-close-calls-convincing-win-trail-supporters

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Fall 2021 update

The 75 percent design of the Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail is scheduled to be finished in the spring of 2023, Lynnfield Town Administrator Rob Dolan said last week.


“The 4.4-mile Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail continues to progress,” said Dolan. “WorldTech is working towards completing and submitting the 75 percent design to MassDOT in May 2023. BETA Engineering is working on the hydraulic study, which will determine if there are any significant environmental impacts associated with this project. BETA Engineering will also prepare many of the structural and landscaping items, some of which were included for preliminary review in the 25 percent design submittal. LEC Associates will have the primary responsibility for permitting, which will comme
nce in 2022.”

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https://localheadlinenews.com/rail-trail-work-continues-wakefield/



Summer 2021

Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail Update!
Watch Lynnfield Town Talk 6.23.21
Rob Dolan,Lynnfield Town Administrator hosts:
Vince Inglese- President Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail, Charlie Richter- Town Engineer, John Tomasz- DPW Director.


click here for video
https://vimeo.com/566634514

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Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail
October 15, 2020
Progress update on the Wakefield-Lynnfield Rail Trail.
Friends of the Lynnfield Rail Trail Leadership team members, Vince Inglese, Axel Wirth and Mark Preston
along with Lynnfield Town Administrator Rob Dolan, comment in an interview with the
Daily item//Lynnfield Weekly News.

-advocating for the Wakefield-Lynnfield  Rail Trail project.

Lynnfield Rail Trail