Project Updates

Project Updates – 7/11/2019

  • Starting Monday, July 8, the CRT is closed from Chrysler Road to Willow Street while contractors clear vegetation in preparation for utility work and bridge/trail construction. This closure will be in effect until approximately mid-August.
  • Signs and barriers are in place to alert the public.
  • Public access is prohibited from Willow Street to the Natick Center MBTA Station.
  • The Route 9 bridge is closed along with the most of the trail through mid-August.
  • A construction contract has been awarded by MassDOT to MAS Building and Bridge, and they along with several subcontractors have begun work.
  • Once clearing of the trail is complete, construction will begin in the fall of 2019, and is scheduled to be completed by early 2021.
  • Construction is funded with 80% federal and 20% state funding.
  • The Town of Natick acquired the right of way from CSX Transportation in 2016, and temporary and permanent easements were acquired in 2018.
  • The Town will be developing maintenance, oversight, safety and parking plans prior to the completion of construction.
  • Contact with any questions or concerns.

Construction updates – 7/11/2019

Please note that dates are approximate and subject to change. This information will be updated periodically. The project encompasses three primary areas of work:

  • Route 9 bridge demolition and construction (estimated Fall 2019 - Spring 2020)
  • Route 30 bridge construction (estimated Spring 2020 - Winter/Spring 2021)
  • Trail construction (estimated Spring 2020 - Winter/Spring 2021)

Upcoming work (dates are estimated):

  • “Clearing and grubbing” between Chrysler Road and Willow Street to remove vegetation (July 8 through mid-August 2019)
  • Full trail closure for the balance of construction, which will begin with Route 9 bridge demolition and removal of the existing abutments (starting October/November 2019). This work will involve occasional detours on Route 9.