News‎ > ‎

Late June 2014 update

posted Jun 24, 2014, 7:29 PM by margaret alexander   [ updated Jul 21, 2014, 7:48 PM ]

Iron Horse is working to find a vendor who will accept the old railroad ties for disposal.  Nine flatbed trucks of ties will be moved out within the next few weeks.

The decking on the Charles River bridge is done. There are custom brackets being fabricated to hold up the railings to match the ones on the bridge over the Charles in Lower Falls.  Once these are available, the railings on the bridge will be installed, along with fencing running back from the bridge where the drop-off is steep.

The trail surface has five low wet spots that will receive gravel, then stone dust will be applied, graded, and compacted along the entire length. That will complete Iron Horse’s work, except for the Oak St crossing.  When their equipment is removed, the signs, benches and kiosks that Newton Parks and Recreation ordered for the Greenway will be installed.  At that point, the basic trail will be done, from the river to Easy St. and with a spur out to Needham St.

Several landlords whose property abuts the Greenway are working with the Upper Falls Greenway group. Their intent is to provide cleanup, plants and flowers on their property to further improve the appearance of the Greenway.