Photo of the Day: Celebration of Cochituate Rail Trail Project in Natick & Framingham

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NATICK – A celebration was held for the Framingham-Natick Cochituate Rail on a soggy Tuesday morning.

Under a tent next, on the Framingham-Natick line, the Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, Massachusetts Secretary and CEO Jamey Tesler, Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, Rep. David Linsky, and Framingham & Natick leaders cut a cermonial ribbon for the $11.4 million project.

The Framingham-Natick-Cochituate Rail Trail project included the construction of 2.4 miles of rail trail and a grade-separated crossing at Route 30, and the replacement of the CSX Bridge over Route 9. A section of the trail also included a spur line connecting to the Natick Mall. The trail will be primarily off road with five roadway crossings.  At the northerly end of the trail, a grade-separated crossing of Route 30 was constructed to provide the connection to the existing 1.4-mile Framingham section of the Trail.

SOURCE will have a full report, with more photos and video later.

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