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Postponed March: Tree Work on Length of Bike Path in Arlington

Post Date:02/25/2020 12:00 PM

March 13, 2020 Tree work on the bike path has been postponed while the Town has reduced its staffing to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. 
Weeks 1 and 2 have been completed.

Arlington Public Works and its contractors plan to perform tree work on the entire length of the bike path, in Arlington, starting March 2nd to the end of the month. Starting from the Lexington line and working east toward Cambridge, tree work includes removing standing dead trees, pruning dead wood, removing hanging dead branches, branches on the ground, and pushing back vegetation from the path. To perform the work safely the bike path must be closed to the public sections at a time. DPW estimates each section will take a week, however, weather can impact the schedule. To minimize disruption to travelers the work will start at 9:00 a.m. and finish 2:00 p.m. daily. Travelers utilizing the bike path should follow detour signs provided by Public Works.

Work Schedule

Week 1: 3/2/20-3/6/20 Lexington line to Ryder Street (Summer Street Park)

Detour: Traveling East Bound; following the detour signs exit at Town line Lex/Arl to Mass Ave, follow to Forest Street to Ryder Street, this brings you to Summer Street Park continue down bike path.
Detour: Traveling West Bound; following the detour signs exit Summer Street Park at Ryder Street, follow to Forest Street to Mass Ave, follow to Arl/Lex line, continue down bike path.

Week 2: 3/9/20-3/13/20 Summer Street Park to Water Street.

Detour: Traveling East Bound; following the detour signs exit Summer Street Park at Ryder Street, follow to Forest Street to Mass Ave, follow to Swan Place, continue down bike path.
Detour: Traveling West Bound; following the detour signs exit Swan Place, follow to Mass Ave to Forest Street to Ryder Street, this brings you to Summer Street Park, continue down bike path.

Week 3: 3/16/20-3/20/20 Swan Place to Lake Street.

Detour: Traveling East Bound; following the detour signs exit Mystic Street to Mass Ave, follow to Lake Street, continue down bike path.
Detour Traveling West Bound; following the detour signs exit Lake Street, follow to Mass Ave to Mystic Street, continue down bike path.

Week 4: 3/23/20-3/27/20 Lake Street to Cambridge line.

Detour: Traveling East Bound; following the detour signs exit Lake Street to Mass Ave, follow to Magnolia Street to Herbert Road, follow to Thorndike Street, this brings you to the Dog Park at the Cambridge line, continue
down bike path.
Detour: Traveling West Bound; following the detour signs exit at Dog Park to Thorndike Street to Mass Ave, follow to Lake Street, continue down bike path.