Rail Trail Project


The Rail Trail project includes a shared-use path for pedestrian and bicyclists along an abandoned railroad corridor, beginning at the Main Street/Bennett Street intersection in Wakefield and extending northerly through Lynnfield to the Peabody city-line. The proposed trail is approximately 4.4 miles long.

The trail consists of a 10- to 12-foot-wide asphalt surface for about two-thirds of its alignment and elevated boardwalk through the Reedy Meadow and low areas within the floodplain. The project also includes paved parking areas, safety improvements at roadway crossings, new signs and pavement markings and landscape enhancements.

Keep track of project milestones at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's project page.