New England News
5:09 am
Mon June 24, 2013

$4 Million Rail Trail Rehabilitation Begins

The top environmental and transportation officials in Massachusetts will be in Northampton Monday to announce the reconstruction of a popular recreation trail.

Credit Mass.DCR

   The 11 mile long Norwottuck Rail Trail  linking Northampton and Amherst was built 20 years ago. Improvements, such as widening the trail and smoothing the surface are long overdue, according to Craig Della Penna of Northeast Greenway Solutions, a rail trail development consultant.

   The $4 million dollar reconstruction project will be done in phases so parts of the trail will remain open.