Waltham's Wayside Trail Project

Project Overview (updated September 7, 2021):

  • The Waltham Wayside Trail will be about 4.2 miles from the Weston to the Belmont border. It is part of the 104-mile Mass Central Rail Trail which traverses east-west across the State.  
  • There are (3) segments to the Waltham Wayside Trail - Weston to 1265 Main Street, 1265 Main Street to Beaver Street and Beaver Street to Belmont.
  • The City has a professional services contract to design and engineer the middle segment which is approximately 2.75 miles long. 
  • Currently, the construction drawings and specifications are being packaged for public advertisement by the City of Waltham. Once that information is finalized, this page will be updated with a link to the City Purchasing Department’s advertisement.
  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts owns the ROW for the Waltham Wayside Trail. It is the Department of Conservation and Recreation who will be responsible for the maintenance of the trail once it is constructed.  
  • DCR and MassDOT are leading efforts on the Belmont and Weston connections. Updates on those connections and the overall Wayside Trail and can be found on Mass Central Rail Trail .

Series of 3 Public Design Meetings – Waltham Component of the Wayside Trail

  • June 4, 2018: Presentation (Note: The bridge over Rt. 128 is going to be designed by others in conjunction with the State and will be updated once bridge plans are finalized)
  • March 1, 2018: Presentation (Note: The bridge over Rt. 128 is going to be designed by others in conjunction with the State and will be updated once bridge plans are finalized)
  • February 13, 2018 Presentation (Note: The bridge over Rt. 128 is going to be designed by others in conjunction with the State. Slides 9-13, 15-17 & 38 are not applicable and will be updated once bridge plans are finalized)

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