Construction Begins June 2020!

Following decades of planning, debate, and community outreach and support, Swampscott will begin construction of the Swampscott Rail Trail! On June 10th, the Select Board voted to acquire the recreational easements and to hire the contractor to construct the first segment of the Swampscott Rail Trail – from Beach Bluff Avenue to the Marblehead trail. […]

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Notice of Intent Presented to Conservation Commission

Marzie Galazka, Director of the Swampscott Department of Community and Economic Development presented the Conservation Commission with the Notice of Intent under the Wetlands Protection Act for the Swampscott Rail Trail segment between the Middle School and Humphrey Street. A presentation detailing the design for this section of the trail was given by Ms. Galazka […]

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January Intersection Neighbor and Trail Neighbor Meetings Completed

The Town’s Rail Trail Design and Construction Advisory Committee (RTDCAC) met in January with trail neighbors to discuss the preliminary plan, discuss construction easements, and record additional comments and concerns. The engineering firm Stantec will now compile the suggestions and changes and present the RTDCAC with an updated plan by early Spring 2019.

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Preliminary Trail Design

Now that the trail alignment location has been determined, Stantec has moved into the design development of the trail. The preliminary design phase will include design elements for the trail including surface details, street crossing elements, and access information. The Rail Trail Design & Construction Advisory Committee will be holding neighborhood meetings to review those […]

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Thank you Trail Neighbors for your Input!

Thank you to everyone that was able to attend the presentation for trail neighbors by the Town’s engineering firm, Stantec, on April 12. The feedback generated during the break-out sessions will be especially helpful to Stantec and the Design and Construction Advisory Committee as they move into the preliminary trail design phase of the project. […]

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Trail Alignment

The Swampscott Rail Trail project has met a significant milestone! The Town’s engineering firm, Stantec, has utilized the data they’ve collected over the previous months to layout the location of the trail within the utility corridor. There will be a presentation of that alignment for trail neighbors on Thursday, April 12 (7:00p in the Swampscott […]

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Progress on Rail Trail Project

The Swampscott Rail Trail project continues to move forward. The Town’s engineering firm, Stantec, has compiled all of the topographic, wetland, survey, and utility data. This information means that they’re now putting together the preliminary trail alignment and design for the future trail. The Rail Trail Design & Construction Advisory Committee will be holding neighborhood […]

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Thank You Swampscott!

On June 29th, the Swampscott community voted to re-affirm the May Town Meeting vote and support the funding and creation of the Swampscott Rail Trail. Voter turnout was a terrific 46% and the YES vote won by 12%. The final tally was YES-2741 to No 2152. Thank you to all of our fantastic volunteers and […]

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